#aww2018

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post

Welcome to my official wrap up post of #aww2018. In 2018, I continued to support the work of The Australian Women Writers Challenge. I completed my first official year working behind the scenes on the challenge, as the resident romance round-up editor. It is a role I enjoy very much and I am happy to… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · biography · history · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

Title: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris Author: Amanda Curtain Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 320 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars What does it mean to live a life in pursuit of art? In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career… Continue reading Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction · short stories

Book Review: Our Country Christmas by Darry Fraser, Penelope Janu, Fiona Lowe, Eva Scott and Jacquie Underdown

Title: Our Country Christmas Author: Darry Fraser, Penelope Janu, Fiona Lowe, Eva Scott and Jacquie Underdown Published: September 24th 2018 Publisher: Harlequin  – Mira AU Pages: 640 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australia, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A feel-good collection of Australian Christmas stories that will warm your heart with the magic of the holiday season. The Drover Comes Home for Christmas by… Continue reading Book Review: Our Country Christmas by Darry Fraser, Penelope Janu, Fiona Lowe, Eva Scott and Jacquie Underdown

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · biography · memoir · non-fiction · Throwback Thursday · true crime · Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by Katherine X and Sue Smethurst

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Four children by her father. Thirty years of… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by Katherine X and Sue Smethurst

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Pearl Thief Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: October 29th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 512 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · rural fiction · suspense

New Release Book Review: Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald

Title: Where the River Runs Author: Fleur McDonald Published: November 1st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Ten years ago, thirty-year-old Chelsea Taylor left the small country town of Barker and her family’s property to rise to the top as a concert pianist. With talent, ambition and a determination to show them… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald