#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

Title: The Women’s Circle Author: Karyn Sepulveda Published: July 7th 2021 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Sydney, present day. Anna is released into the world after six years in prison. The entirety of her possessions stuffed into a single plastic bag. The trauma of her past, a much heavier burden to carry. Feeling hopeless, isolated and deeply… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · memoir · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Denise Leith

It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Denise Leith 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 The Night Letters we sat down for a chat. Thanks Denise! What is your drink of choice as we sit down for a chat… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Denise Leith

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: No Small Shame by Christine Bell

Title: No Small Shame Author: Christine Bell Published: April 1st 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O’Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an… Continue reading New Release Book Review: No Small Shame by Christine Bell

Interview · Tea with Mrs B

Tea with Mrs B: Christine Bell

Welcome to Tea with Mrs B, an author interview series. Here to share a pot of tea and to chat about her brand new book, No Small Shame, is Christine Bell. Christine Bell is a Melbourne fiction writer. Her debut novel No Small Shame will be published by Ventura Press (Impact Press Imprint) through Simon and Schuster… Continue reading Tea with Mrs B: Christine Bell

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · book bingo · historical fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 21: ‘Themes of Culture’- Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 21: ‘Themes of Culture’- Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Letters to my Yesterday by Karyn Sepulveda

Title: Letters to my Yesterday Author: Karyn Sepulveda Published: September 1st 2018 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 300 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars At the age of ninety-two, Marie runs a much-loved café from the house her single mother Rose built in the 1920s. A warm and welcoming refuge for many, Marie is determined not to let a downward spiral in her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Letters to my Yesterday by Karyn Sepulveda