#aww2021 · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction · small town

Book Review: Home Truths in Tumble Creek by Louise Forster

Title: Home Truths in Tumble Creek Author: Louise Forster Published: May 21st 2019 Publisher: Independent Pages: 302 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 3.5 stars She’s a chef, he’s a farmer/electrician, and together they discover Uncle Bob’s secret life, the Russian diplomat and the elusive Veronica. London-based chef, Jennifer Dove, loves her exciting, fast-paced life and she has every intention of returning to… Continue reading Book Review: Home Truths in Tumble Creek by Louise Forster

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

Title: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams Author: Barbara Hannay Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From award-winning novelist Barbara Hannay comes a timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection. Can love and friendship blossom on a rooftop? The residents in Brisbane’s Riverview apartment block barely know… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Paula Beavan

It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Paula J. Beavan to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Daughter of the Hunter Valley we sat down for a chat. Thanks Paula! What is your drink of choice as we sit down… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Paula Beavan

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release · psychological · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Field of Wrongdoing by Lili St. Germain

Title: The Field of Wrongdoing Author: Lili St. Germain Published: October 12th 2021 Publisher: Level 4 Press Pages: 337 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Psychological, Thriller Rating: 1.5 stars The smallest towns hold the darkest secrets. And the people you least suspect are the ones you should fear the most. When Cassie’s friend disappears, Cassie knows all too well the tragic end Jennifer… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Field of Wrongdoing by Lili St. Germain

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany

Title: Our Own Private Fig Tree Author: Rania Battany Published: October 14th 2021 Publisher: Independent Pages: 302 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Rating: 4.5 stars 1988: In a multicultural pocket of inner-city Melbourne, sixteen-year-old Caleb falls in love with Samira, his Lebanese neighbour. Both understand the rules that determine they’re not allowed to date, but neither stays away. As they hide in the branches… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · cover reveal · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

Title: The Buchanan Girls Author: Emily Madden Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A sweeping family saga about betrayal, forgiveness and the cost of love. Sydney, 1941: Olive and Ivy may be identical twins, but they couldn’t be more different. While Olive is focused on marrying a man appropriate to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Buchanan Girls by Emily Madden

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: You Had It Coming by B.M. Carroll

Title: You Had It Coming Author: B.M. Carroll Published: May 13th 2021 Publisher: Viper Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars WOULD YOU SAVE THE MANWHO DESTROYED YOUR LIFE? When paramedic Megan Lowe is called to the scene of an attempted murder, all she can do is try to save the victim. But as the man is lifted… Continue reading New Release Book Review: You Had It Coming by B.M. Carroll

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Shadow House by Anna Downes

Title: The Shadow House Author: Anna Downes Published: September 28th 2021 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars When single mother Alex flees her abusive relationship and moves with her teenage son and baby girl to a rural ecovillage, she thinks she’s made the best decision of her life. Pine Ridge is idyllic: the off-grid lifestyle and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shadow House by Anna Downes

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington

Title: The Cuckoo’s Cry Author: Caroline Overington Published: September 29th 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 224 Genres:  Fiction, Mystery RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars A compulsively gripping lockdown thriller by the bestselling author of The One Who Got Away On the eve of the global lockdown, Don Barlow opens the door of his old beachside cottage to find a pretty girl with… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Cry by Caroline Overington

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview · new release

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Tania Blanchard

It is a pleasure to welcome Tania Blanchard back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Echoes of War we sat down for a chat. Thanks Tania! Hello Tania. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Tania Blanchard