#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

Title: Goodbye Newsroom Author: Michelle Prak Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 359 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $12.99 Rating: 3 stars When reporter Anna is sacked from the newsroom, she limps home for sympathy from her sister and housemate, Holly. But she discovers that Holly is jobless too, after resigning from the Fairweather Report, a celebrated women’s… Continue reading Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Beautiful Mother by Katherine Scholes

Title: The Beautiful Mother Author: Katherine Scholes Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The breathtaking new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Rain Queen and Congo Dawn. ‘You are her mother at this moment. The future is another time.’ In a remote corner of Tanzania, Essie Lawrence lives with her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Beautiful Mother by Katherine Scholes

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · rural fiction · suspense

New Release Book Review: Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis

Title: Croc Country Author: Kerry McGinnis Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The new outback mystery from the bestselling author of The Roadhouse. Why would the police come back looking for a dead man? Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance

Book Review: Kick the Dust by Rhonda Forrest

Title: Kick the Dust Author: Rhonda Forrest Published: October 15th 2019 Publisher: Valeena Press Pages: 307 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $25.00 Rating: 4 stars ‘If I close my eyes, it’s easier to hold onto a memory. When I open them, I think it might really be there in front of me.’ After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Liam… Continue reading Book Review: Kick the Dust by Rhonda Forrest

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

Book Review: After Goodbye by Teena Raffa

Title: After Goodbye Author:  Teena Raffa Published: March 8th 2020 Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing Pages: 350 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary She can choose to stay mired in yesterday’s regrets – or do what she can to create a brighter tomorrow for them all. It’s the 1980s but feminism has passed Stella by and her sole focus is being the best… Continue reading Book Review: After Goodbye by Teena Raffa

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · small town · women's fiction

Book Review: The Life She Wants by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Life She Wants (Granite Springs #3) Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: March 9th 2020 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 266 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance She’s a strait-laced, inhibited career woman. He’s an aging hippie who acts without thinking. What could they possibly have in common? Fran Reilly has hidden a secret sorrow for the past thirty years. But turning… Continue reading Book Review: The Life She Wants by Maggie Christensen

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · domestic · new release · psychological

New Release Book Review: The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Title: The Safe Place Author: Anna Downes Published: June 30th 2020 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Psychological RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars For struggling actress Emily Proudman, life in London is not working out as planned – in fact, it’s falling apart. So when she is offered a live-in job working for a wealthy family on… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Safe Place by Anna Downes

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#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Postmistress by Alison Stuart

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Postmistress by Alison Stuart

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · true crime

Book Review: Death on the Derwent Sue Neill-Fraser’s story by Robin Bowles

Title: Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s story Author: Robin Bowles Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Scribe Pages: 384 Genres: Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Don’t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail. When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s marina,… Continue reading Book Review: Death on the Derwent Sue Neill-Fraser’s story by Robin Bowles

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Lost Jewels Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars From the bestselling author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets. ‘…seamlessly blending fact with fiction to create a truly stunning story, it’s a heartwarming tale by one of Australia’s best… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning