#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

Title: The Godmothers Author: Monica McInerney Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars The heartwarming new novel by Australia’s #1 bestselling author. The highly anticipated new family drama from one of Australia’s most beloved authors. Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

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

New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Silk House Author: Kayte Nunn Published: June 30th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The Top-Ten bestselling story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret… Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

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

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

Title: The Cake Maker’s Wish Author: Josephine Moon Published: June 2nd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars When single mum Olivia uproots her young son Darcy from their life in Tasmania for a new start in the English Cotswolds, she isn’t exactly expecting a bed of roses – but nor is she prepared for… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Title: The Museum of Forgotten Memories Author: Anstey Harris Published: June 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World, a dilapidated, once-whimsical museum, offers unexpected solace to a grieving widow, and exposes secrets that will alter the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

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

New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

Title: Stranger in the Lake Author: Kimberly Belle Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Psychological RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: I Give My Marriage a Year by Holly Wainwright

Title: I Give My Marriage a Year Author: Holly Wainwright Published: August 25th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth hanging… Continue reading New Release Book Review: I Give My Marriage a Year by Holly Wainwright

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Title: Betty Author: Tiffany McDaniel Published: August 25th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘A girl comes of age against the knife.’ So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Healer by Allison Butler

Title: The Healer Author: Allison Butler Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars An Englishwoman, a Scottish laird … a love that will surpass all borders. A sumptuous romance in the spirit of Diana Gabaldon and Darry Fraser. 1402, the Anglo-Scottish border. Lynelle Fenwick has been an outcast all her life.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Healer by Allison Butler

2020 Reviews · Australian · Better Reading Preview · crime · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

Title: Death Leaves the Station Author: Alexander Thorpe Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 192 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $27.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe