#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

Title: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage Author: Hazel Gaynor Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

Title: The Jacaranda House Author: Deborah Challinor Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney’s notorious King’s Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · suspense · thriller

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

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

New Release Book Review: The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

Title: The Silent Wife Author: Karin Slaughter Published: July 8th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the No.1 bestselling author comes a gripping new crime thriller featuring WILL TRENT and SARA LINTON. ‘Simply one of the best thriller writers working today’ Gillian Flynn He watches. A woman runs… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Today I am marking off my twenty fourth #24th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. Old friends. Past grudges. Happy families. Hidden jealousies. Thirteen guests. One body.… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Title: So Lucky Author: Dawn O’Porter Published: October 21st 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Fearless, frank and for anyone who’s ever doubted themselves, So Lucky is the straight-talking new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller. IS ANYONE’S LIFE . . . Beth shows that women really can have… Continue reading Book Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · Giveaway · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

Title: Inheritance of Secrets Author: Sonya Bates Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A brutal murder. A wartime promise. A quest for the truth. Kate Furnivall meets Caroline Overington in a gripping, page-turning mystery. No matter how far you run, the past will always find you. Juliet’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates & GIVEAWAY!

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Today I am marking off my seventh #7 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a bed of roses, it is more of a dying succulent. Could things get any… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

2020 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg

Title: The Gilded Cage Author: Camilla Lackberg Published: March 23rd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars All that glitters… People would kill to have Faye Adelheim’s life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg