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

New Release Book Review: The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall

Title: The Wattle Seed Inn Author:  Léonie Kelsall Published: July 2nd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Three aching hearts, a ramshackle country pub and a tangled web of secrets. PR executive Gabrielle Moreau knows she has an easy life, but when her business partner claims she lacks career passion she takes ownership… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall

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

New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Title: The French Gift Author: Kirsty Manning Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 328 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A forgotten manuscript threatens to unravel the past … Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Book Stack Insiders · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

Title: The Other Side of Beautiful Author: Kim Lock Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Lost & Found meets The Rosie Project in a stunning break-out novel where a vulnerable misfit is forced to re-engage with the world, despite her best efforts. Meet Mercy Blain, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately for… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

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Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

Title: When Things are Alive They Hum Author: Hannah Bent Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Ultimo Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars My hum… will be in everything, the wind, the sea, the sand, the air, in you. ​A beautiful, moving, wondrous celebration of life in the vein of The Signature of All Things and My Sister’s Keeper. ​Marlowe and Harper… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

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

#Blog Tour – Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

Title: Catch Us the Foxes Author: Nicola West Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Some secrets you try to hide. Others you don’t dare let out … Twin Peaks meets The Dry in a deliciously dark and twisted tale that unravels a small Australian country town Ambitious young journalist Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson would do… Continue reading #Blog Tour – Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Title: Secrets My Father Kept Author: Rachel Givney Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and the dark secret from her father’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

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New Release Book Review: Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

Title: Small Acts of Defiance Author: Michelle Wright Published: June 1st 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars May, 1940: After a bitter tragedy, young Australian woman Lucie and her French mother Yvonne are forced to leave home and seek help from the only family they have left-Lucie’s uncle, Gerard. As the Second World War engulfs… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

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New Release Book Review: Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart

Title: Digging Up Dirt Author: Pamela Hart Published: June 2nd 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Renovations are hell. And that’s before you find the body beneath the floorboards. An intriguing mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, for readers of Kerry Greenwood and Holly Throsby. When your builder finds bones… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart

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#Blog Tour – The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly

Title: The Eighth Wonder Author: Tania Farrelly Published: July 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The Suffragette meets The Greatest Showman in this story ofpassion and courage, as a young feminist fights against the rules of society to find her place in the world. New York, 1897. The richest city in the world. Beautiful, young and… Continue reading #Blog Tour – The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly

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New Release Book Review: The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffe

Title: The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison Author: Meredith Jaffe Published: May 5th 2021 Publisher: HarperCollins AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Can a wedding dress save a bunch of hardened crims? The Full Monty meets Orange is the New Black in a poignantly comic story about a men’s prison sewing circle. ‘This is a deft and unlikely story in an uncommon… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffe