2022 Reviews · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: The Malle Girl by Jennifer Scoullar

Title: The Mallee Girl Author: Jennifer Scoullar Published: April 12th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A heart-warming new rural romance set in the Victorian High Country by the bestselling author of Brumby’s Run. Armed with nothing but some loose change and her beloved dog Duke, Mallee girl Pippa Black has finally found the courage… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Malle Girl by Jennifer Scoullar

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Title: The School for Good Mothers Author: Jessamine Chan Published: March 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Every mother has a bad day… THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A taut and propulsive take on the cult of motherhood and the notion of what makes a good mother. Destined to be feminist classic – it kept me… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

2022 Reviews · action · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Wild Dogs by Michael Trant

Title: Wild Dogs Author: Michael Trant Published: February 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Wild Dogs is a page-turning action thriller set in the WA outback, introducing Australia’s answer to Jack Reacher ‘Tough, fast and hard – my kind of book.’ Lee Child In the drought-ridden rangelands of Western Australia, Gabe Ahern makes… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Wild Dogs by Michael Trant

2022 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction · literary

Audio Book Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

Title: The Paper Palace Author: Miranda Cowley Heller Published: July 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Literary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5+ stars A magnificent literary debut about the myriad loves that make up a life Before anyone else is awake, on a perfect August morning, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the glorious fresh water pond below… Continue reading Audio Book Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · Holiday · Ireland · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

Title: Baby It’s Cold Outside Author: Emily Bell Published: November 25th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3 stars Ten years ago Norah and Andrew promised to meet on Christmas Eve if they’re still single. Now the time has come, but will Andrew be waiting there for her? Norah Jones is known for two things, sharing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new adult · war

New Release Book Review: The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Spy’s Wife Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: November 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Historical, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War. Evie, a widow and stationmaster’s daughter, can’t help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome man she and her sister call the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

2021 Reviews · Book club · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Title: Not a Happy Family Author: Shari Lapena Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The new unputdownable thriller from the ‘queen of the one-sit read’, multi-million-copy bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR. When an elderly couple are found murdered, could their children be responsible? Every family has… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

Title: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams Author: Barbara Hannay Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From award-winning novelist Barbara Hannay comes a timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection. Can love and friendship blossom on a rooftop? The residents in Brisbane’s Riverview apartment block barely know… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea

Title: Twenty Years Later Author: Charlie Donlea Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The terror attack that shocked the world … A decades-old murder about to be solved … A gripping new thriller from the author of the bestselling The Girl Who Was Taken. Releasing on the 20th anniversary of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea

2021 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction · crime · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Night She Disappeared Author: Lisa Jewell Published: July 20th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the global number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs: a missing woman, an abandoned mansion, family trauma, and deep buried secrets. It can only be Lisa Jewell! NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER: the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell