2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · fiction

Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

Title: The Imperfects Author: Amy Meyerson Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The Nest meets Curtis Sittenfeld in this captivating novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth. The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one… Continue reading Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · anthology

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

Today I am marking off my final and fortieth #40th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A collection of 24 stories written by talented authors. No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

2020 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Title: Little Disasters Author: Sarah Vaughan Published: May 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.  You think you have the perfect family.But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have… Continue reading Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · United States

Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

Title: Wild Author: Kristin Hannah Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States… Continue reading Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

Today I am marking off my thirty ninth #39th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A richly layered saga set against the backdrop of the Civil War, In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that families experienced as men took up arms to preserve the nation… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

2020 International Male Author Challenge · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

New Release Book Review: Love is Blind by William Boyd

Title: Love is Blind Author: William Boyd Published: 1st October 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A sweeping tale of love, revenge and music from one of Britain’s best-loved novelists When Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Love is Blind by William Boyd

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Bad Mothers’ Book Club by Keris Stainton

Today I am marking off my thirty eighth #38th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Meet Emma, the new Mum on the block. Since moving to the Liverpudlian seaside after her husband’s career change, her life consists of the following: long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Bad Mothers’ Book Club by Keris Stainton

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery

Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

Title: The New Girl Author: Ingrid Alexandra Published: October 3rd 2018 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars You’ve only just met.But she already knows you so well.When Rachel moves into the spare room in Mary’s flat in Sydney, everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that there’s something strange about… Continue reading Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra