2021 Reviews · blog tour · historical fiction · new release

#Blog Tour – Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Title: Sunflower Sisters Author: Martha Hall Kelly Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 528 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City to the horrors of the battlefield. From the author of the million-copy global bestseller Lilac Girls,… Continue reading #Blog Tour – Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Tipping by Anna George

Title: Tipping Author: Anna George Published: March 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars An Instagram scandal at a grammar school sparks outrage in an exclusive bayside suburb and upends the lives of the families involved. However, it might also prove to be the tipping point required to change the school, and the wider… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Tipping by Anna George

2021 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction

Audio Book Review: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Title: Miss Benson’s Beetle Author: Rachel Joyce Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A story about the smallest insect and the deepest friendship from the author of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY and THE MUSIC SHOP Margery Benson’s life ended the day her father walked out of his study and never… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

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

New Release Book Review: Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell

Title: Welcome to Nowhere River Author: Meg Bignell Published: March 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly original and heartfelt new novel from the author of The Sparkle Pages. Long past its heyday and deep in drought, the riverside hamlet of Nowhere River is slowly fading into a ghost town. It’s a place… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: The Freedom Circus by Sue Smethurst

Title: The Freedom Circus Author: Sue Smethurst Published: November 3rd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Non Fiction, Memoir RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars A remarkable true story of one family’s daring escape from Poland during the Second World War. ‘A story of extraordinary bravery, resilience and love that needed to be told.’ Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz Written… Continue reading Book Review: The Freedom Circus by Sue Smethurst

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview · new release

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

It is a pleasure to welcome Meg Bignell to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, an author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Welcome to Nowhere River we sat down for a chat. Thanks Meg! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat about your… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Australian · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

Title: The Silent Listener Author: Lyn Yeowart Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Propelling the reader back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener is an unforgettable literary suspense novel set in the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia. In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

2021 Reviews · blog tour · contemporary fiction · new release

#Blog Tour – The Moroccan Daughter by Deborah Rodriguez

Title: The Moroccan Daughter Author: Deborah Rodriguez Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Morocco: a captivating country of honor and tradition. And, for these four women, a land of secrets and revelations. From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains,… Continue reading #Blog Tour – The Moroccan Daughter by Deborah Rodriguez

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

New Release Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

Title: The Push Author: Ashley Audrain Published: 5th January 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared? ‘The women in this family, we’re different . . .’ Blythe Connor doesn’t want history to repeat… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

Title: The End of Her Author: Shari Lapena Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars It starts with a shocking accusation . . .Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she… Continue reading Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena