2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Neighbours by Danielle Steel

Title: Neighbours Author: Danielle Steel Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2 stars Sometimes a crisis can be bring people together . . . Legendary movie star, Meredith White, has spent the last fifteen years living life as a recluse behind the walls of her magnificent mansion in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. She withdrew from… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Neighbours by Danielle Steel

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana

Title: The Hiding Place Author: Jenny Quintana Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Some houses have their secrets. But so do some people . . . From Jenny Quintana, the bestselling author of The Missing Girl and Our Dark Secret, comes The Hiding Place: a story about identity, love, long-buried secrets and lies. Marina is adopted. She’s… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · United States

New Release Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Title: The Four Winds Author: Kristin Hannah Published: January 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah. She will discover the best of herself in… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

#aww2021 · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Before the Storm by Di Morrissey

Title: Before the Storm Author: Di Morrissey Published: October 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars Face her demons? Or run? After being double-crossed by a devious colleague, career woman Ellie Conlan quits her job on principle. With no idea what to do next, she retreats to Storm Harbour, an idyllic Victorian beach town.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Before the Storm by Di Morrissey

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

Title: The Promise Author: Lucy Diamond Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Obituary: Patrick Sheppard tragically died after falling into the Thames, aged just 42 years. Dearly loved husband of Zoe, hero to children Ethan, Gabe and Beatrice, he also leaves behind his parents, beloved brother Dan and a thriving business. A friend… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Title: People Like Her Author: Ellery Lloyd Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars She has an easy life – but makes a living from pretending otherwise. She has a husband who hates the spotlight – but can’t step away. She has a million followers who adore her – but one who wants her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

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

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

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

Title: The Survivors Author: Jane Harper Published: September 22nd 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Today I am marking off my thirty sixth #36th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: I used the same flowers again and again: a bouquet of marigold, grief; a bucket of thistle, misanthropy; a pinch of dried basil; hatred. Only occasionally did my communication vary. The Victorian language of flowers was used… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh