2017 Reviews · fiction · Guest Review · historical fiction · Mrs R Review · romance

Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Tea Gardens Author:  Fiona McIntosh Published: October 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to… Continue reading Guest Book Review: The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh

2017 Reviews · Australian · chick lit · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction · small town

Book Review: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Laura Greaves

Title: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas  Author:  Laura Greaves Published: November 13th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance, Rural RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 Claire Thorne never expected to be heading home for Christmas in Bindallarah – the small country town she left behind thirteen years ago and spends every day trying to forget. But then again… Continue reading Book Review: Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Laura Greaves

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · psychological · thriller

Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

Title: The Walls Author:  Hollie Overton Published: August 14th 2017 Publisher: Century/Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments… Continue reading Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

2017 Reviews · action · Adventure · crime · fiction · Guest Review · Mrs R Review · mystery · Spain · thriller

Guest Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin Author:  Dan Brown Published: October 3rd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 544 Genres: Fiction, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $39.99 Rating: 5 Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host… Continue reading Guest Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction

Book Review: The Shifting Light by Alice Campion

Title: The Shifting Light Author:  Alice Campion Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Nina Larkin should be happy. She’s transformed her rundown outback property, The Springs, into a successful artists’ retreat; she’s won a distinguished art prize, and she’s living with her soulmate, trail-blazing grazier Heath Blackett. But the chance discovery of a… Continue reading Book Review: The Shifting Light by Alice Campion

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · psychological · suspense · thriller

Book Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Title: A Stranger in the House Author:  Shari Lapena Published: July 31st 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.” Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a… Continue reading Book Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · mystery · rural fiction · small town

Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

  Title: Front Page News Author:  Katie Rowney Published: May 16th 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey… Continue reading Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

2017 Reviews · chick lit · contemporary fiction · Ireland · romance · women's fiction

Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

Title: The Break Author: Marian Keyes Published: September 7th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 576 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance, Women’s Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Amy’s husband Hugh isn’t really leaving her. At least, that’s what he promises. He is just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For… Continue reading Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · romance · rural fiction

Book Review: Lake Hill by Margareta Osborn

Title: Lake Hill  Author:  Margareta Osborn Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Rural Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down – first by a controlling father, then by a staid older husband, and always by a long-buried secret from her teenage years. Now she’s going to do something for herself. … Continue reading Book Review: Lake Hill by Margareta Osborn

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

Title: Crimson Lake Author:  Candice Fox Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . . 12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands… Continue reading Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox