2022 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense

Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

Title: Stone Town Author: Margaret Hickey Published: July 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End. With its gold-rush history long in the past, Stone Town has seen better days. And it’s now in the headlines for all… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

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A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

It is a pleasure to welcome Meg Bignell back 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 The Angry Women’s Choir we sat down for a chat. Thanks Meg! Hello Meg. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

2022 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · modern romance · romance

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Title: Book Lovers Author: Emily Henry Published: May 3rd 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating:  4 stars Set over one sizzling August, BOOK LOVERS is the new chemistry-filled ‘rivals to lovers’ romcom from New York Times #1 bestseller Emily Henry Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Title: Wrong Place, Wrong Time Author: Gillian McAllister Published: June 15th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars How do you stop a murder after it’s already happened? Find out the lengths one woman will go to save her family in Gillian McAllister’s first hardback publication. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your happy,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

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