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

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

New Release Book Review: The Farmer’s Friend by Fiona McArthur

Title: The Farmer’s Friend Author: Fiona McArthur Published: August 31st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heartwarming new medical rural romance from the bestselling author of The Bush Telegraph. They’d bought a stock and feed store called, of all things, The Farmer’s Friend.Gracie could tell Jed thought it a great name. ‘Farmers stick… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Farmer’s Friend by Fiona McArthur

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

Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Rabbits by Sophie Overett

Title: The Rabbits Author: Sophie Overett Published: July 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Literary RRP: $32.99 Rating:  2 stars From the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize and the Kathleen Mitchell Award.A multigenerational family story with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: The Rabbits by Sophie Overett

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · blog tour · contemporary fiction · new release

#Blog Tour – The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker

Title: The Wattle Island Book Club Author: Sandie Docker Published: August 31st 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A moving and heartwarming story about taking risks and finding a new lease on life, by the bestselling author of The Banksia Bay Beach Shack. Is it ever too late to rewrite your own story? COURAGE In… Continue reading #Blog Tour – The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker