2021 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction · new release

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

Title: Dark Tides Author: Philippa Gregory Published: November 24th 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating:  3 stars #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummers Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

2020 Reviews · Book club · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Title: Little Disasters Author: Sarah Vaughan Published: May 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.  You think you have the perfect family.But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have… Continue reading Book Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

2020 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · new release

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 12: ‘Set in a time of war’- Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 12: ‘Set in a time of war’- Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

Interview · Tea with Mrs B

Blog Tour – Letters From Berlin – A Tea Break with Mrs B: Tania Blanchard

It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Tania Blanchard to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. To help celebrate the release of Letters from Berlin we sat down for a chat. Thanks Tania! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat about… Continue reading Blog Tour – Letters From Berlin – A Tea Break with Mrs B: Tania Blanchard

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Title: The Museum of Forgotten Memories Author: Anstey Harris Published: June 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars From the bestselling author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World, a dilapidated, once-whimsical museum, offers unexpected solace to a grieving widow, and exposes secrets that will alter the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I am marking off my thirtieth #30th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Swap by Robyn Harding

Title: The Swap Author: Robyn Harding Published: July 8th 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her dreary, isolated island hometown. Whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in – and neither does newcomer Freya, an ethereal… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Swap by Robyn Harding

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

Title: Please See Us Author: Cailtin Mullen Published: April 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars In this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Chloe Benjamin, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home. Summer… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

2019 Reviews · historical fiction · World War I

Book Review: The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

Title: The Poppy Wife Author: Caroline Scott Published: November 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 512 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Until she knows her husband’s fate, she cannot decide her own… An epic debut novel of forbidden love, loss, and the shattered hearts left behind in the wake of World War I 1921. Families are desperately… Continue reading Book Review: The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore

Title: Where the Truth Lies Author: Karina Kilmore Published: March 1st 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating … When investigative journalist Chrissie… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore