#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · Scotland

Book Review: Isobel’s Promise by Maggie Christensen

Title: Isobel’s Promise Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: August 2nd 2018 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 312 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $4.12 (e book) $12.99 paperback Rating: 4 stars A promise for the future. A threat from the past. Can Bel find happiness? Back in Sydney after her aunt’s death, sixty-five year-old Bel Davison is making plans to sell up her home and business… Continue reading Book Review: Isobel’s Promise by Maggie Christensen

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · contemporary fiction · crime · rural fiction · small town

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by someone under 30’ – The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by someone under 30’ – The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · conservation · historical fiction · Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Fortune’s Son by Jennifer Scoullar

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! Can one man’s revenge become his redemption? Young… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Fortune’s Son by Jennifer Scoullar

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Africa · contemporary fiction · thriller

Book Review: The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles

Title: The Wolf Hour Author: Sarah Myles Published: August 29th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 380 Genres: Fiction,  Contemporary, RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A gripping thriller set in Africa about a young aid worker in danger and the lengths to which her family will go to save her. Edge-of-your-seat suspense combines with a compelling family drama in this story of power, greed… Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee

Title: The Killing of Louisa Author: Janet Lee Published: 3rd September 2018 Publisher: UQP Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary RRP: $29.95 Rating: 4 stars To lose one husband may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like murder. In New South Wales in 1888, Louisa Collins was sentenced to hang after being tried multiple times for the alleged murders of her two… Continue reading Book Review: The Killing of Louisa by Janet Lee

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Pre release · romance

Pre Release Book Review: On the Same Page by Penelope Janu

Title: On the Same Page Author: Penelope Janu Published: 1st December 2018 Publisher: XO Romance Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Sometimes a girl just has to do what’s in her heart … By day Miles Franklin, named after the famous author, is a successful lawyer. But by night she writes historical romance novels under the pen name Emma… Continue reading Pre Release Book Review: On the Same Page by Penelope Janu

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural ficition

New Release Book Review: The Football Whisperer by Mel A. Rowe

Title: The Football Whisperer Author: Mel A. Rowe Published: October 23rd 2018 Publisher: Mel A. Rowe Pages: 284 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australia, Rural, Romance RRP: $3.66 (ebook) Rating: 4 stars “When life makes you play a whole new game…” Before 90,000 screaming spectators, professional AFL footballer, Brendan Ward, is injured.  Devastated and desperate to recover, Ward’s family forces him to front the fabled racetrack’s horse-whisperer, or face… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Football Whisperer by Mel A. Rowe

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · book bingo · contemporary fiction · short stories

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with non-human characters’ – Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries.… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with non-human characters’ – Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · France · romance · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

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! Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

Title: The Children’s House Author: Alice Nelson Published: October 1st 2018 Publisher: Vintage – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson