2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Liars by Petronella McGovern

Title: The Liars Author: Petronella McGovern Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 424 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A wife burning with resentment. A husband hiding the past. Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth. Who can we trust? The close-knit community of Kinton Bay is shocked when fifteen-year-old Siena Britton makes a grisly discovery near a cave in the national park.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Liars by Petronella McGovern

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2022 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Orphans by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Orphans Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The highly anticipated new historical adventure by the bestselling author of The Spy’s Wife. Orphan Fleur Appleby is adopted by a loving undertaker and his wife and she quickly develops a special gift for helping bereaved families. Her ambition to be… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Orphans by Fiona McIntosh

2022 Reviews · Book Stack · contemporary fiction · new release · women's fiction

New Release Book Review: Keeping Up Appearances by Tricia Stringer

Title: Keeping Up Appearances Author: Tricia Stringer Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Women RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars As tensions simmer in a small country town, three women are going to need more than CWA sausage rolls and can-do community spirit to put things right. From a bestselling Australian author comes a delightful novel… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Keeping Up Appearances by Tricia Stringer

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery

New Release Book Review: The River Mouth by Karen Herbert

Title: The River Mouth Author: Karen Herbert Published: September 28th 2021 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Fifteen-year-old Darren Davies is found facedown in the Weymouth River with a gunshot wound to his chest. The killer is never found. Ten years later, his mother receives a visit from the local police. Sandra’s best… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The River Mouth by Karen Herbert

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · romance · women's fiction

Book Review: The Forever Place by Michelle Montebello

Title: The Forever Place Author: Michelle Montebello Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Self Pages: 306 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Women’s RRP: $20.00 Rating: 4 stars We lived for them. Craved them. Set them free. Invincible. We were the wild ones. Criminal defence lawyer Marley Kincaid appears perfect from the outside – beautiful, intelligent, successful. Nobody would guess she was falling apart on the inside.… Continue reading Book Review: The Forever Place by Michelle Montebello

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Night Tide by Di Morrissey

Title: The Night Tide Author: Di Morrissey Published: September 13th 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery RRP: $39.99 Rating: 3 stars After an election upheaval, Dominic Cochrane decides it’s time to leave his twenty-year political staffer career behind. He opts to stay at a friend’s converted waterside boatshed in a quiet bay in a Sydney backwater. The long-time… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Night Tide by Di Morrissey

2022 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: The Opal Miner’s Daughter by Fiona McArthur

Title: The Opal Miner’s Daughter Author: Fiona McArthur Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Bush Telegraph. ‘A heart-warming story set in the rugged outback about finding out who you really want to be.’ Annie Seaton Obstetrician Riley Brand leaves… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Opal Miner’s Daughter by Fiona McArthur

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Paris Mystery Author: Kirsty Manning Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Paris, 1938. The last sigh of summer before the war. As Australian journalist Charlotte ‘Charlie’ James alights at the Gare du Nord, ready to start her role as correspondent for The Times, Paris is in turmoil as talk of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · small town

New Release Book Review: Her Outback Home by Leanne Lovegrove

Title: Her Outback Home Author: Leanne Lovegrove Published: September 16th 2022 Publisher: Leanne Lovegrove Pages: 297 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 4 stars How far would you go to save your family home? Hannah Wallace is totally committed to save Boondaburra Bush Resort at Carnarvon Gorge, except the resort is struggling. She’s also cared for her father and brother, since their mother left 18… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Her Outback Home by Leanne Lovegrove

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher

Title: Five Bush Weddings Author: Clare Fletcher Published: August 2nd 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars As a photographer, Stevie’s been to enough bush weddings to last a lifetime. When’s it going to be all about her? With her ex soon to be married, her mum back on the dating scene, and her best friend threatening… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher