2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Title: The Jane Austen Society Author: Natalie Jenner Published: May 26th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB meets THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY ‘Hope can sometimes be just enough.’ It’s only a few months since the war ended but the little village of Chawton is about… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Upside of Over by J.D. Barrett

Today I am marking off my twenty second #22nd checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A scathingly brilliant new novel from TV scriptwriter J.D. Barrett, author of THE SECRET RECIPE FOR SECOND CHANCES, that explores sex, love and all the stuff in-between. What happens when one of the country’s most popular identities goes from… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Upside of Over by J.D. Barrett

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan

Title: The Women Who Ran Away Author: Sheila O’Flanagan Published: May 26th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $34.99 Rating: 3 stars The intriguing and life-affirming new novel from the author of the No. 1 bestsellers HER HUSBAND’S MISTAKE, THE MISSING WIFE and THE HIDEAWAY. In Sheila O’Flanagan’s engrossing new novel, two women form an… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan

2020 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Nine Hundred by Heather Dune Macadam

Title: The Nine Hundred Author: Heather Dune Macadam Published: January 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: Genres: Non Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad, Slovakia on March 25, 1942 that became the first official transport to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Nine Hundred by Heather Dune Macadam

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: Like Mother, Like Daughter by Elle Croft

Title: Like Mother, Like Daughter Author: Elle Croft Published: January 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars How far would you go to reveal the truth about your own family? Kat’s children are both smart and well-adjusted. On the outside. Kat has always tried to treat Imogen and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Like Mother, Like Daughter by Elle Croft

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Title: A Good Neighbourhood Author: Therese Anne Fowler Published: March 10th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door –… Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler

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New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Title: The Paris Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war… from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay

Title: Seven Lies Author: Elizabeth Kay Published: April 14th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties they both fell in love and married handsome young men. But Jane never liked Marnie’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Today I am marking off my fourteenth #14 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland,… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction · true crime

New Release Book Review: The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Killing Streets Author: Tanya Bretherton Published: February 25th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Non Fiction, Historical, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney – and a killer who remained at large for over two decades. In… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton