TV Tie In Book Review: The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

TV Tie In Book Review: The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

Title: The Cry Author: Helen FitzGerald Published: 10th September 2018 (originally published September 2013) Publisher: Faber  – Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Psychological RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars Coming to ABC TV, the 4-part BBC TV drama, The Cry by Helen FitzGerald brings a parent’s worst nightmare to vivid life. Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of […]

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Confessions of a Chatterbox by Abigail Davies

Confessions of a Chatterbox by Abigail Davies

Finding a romantic comedy that maintains the laughs all the way through is not as easy as one would think. But this book did just that. Instead of turning into something heavy and strictly romance around the fifty percent mark, it keeps true to a tricky genre and proves to be a wonderful surprise. The […]

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Guest New Release Book Review: The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan

Guest New Release Book Review: The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan

Title: The Christmas Lights Author: Karen Swan Published: October 30th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars December 2018, and free-spirited influencers Bo Loxley and her partner Zac are living a life of wanderlust, travelling the globe and sharing their adventures with their millions of fans. Booked to spend Christmas in the Norwegian fjords, they set up home […]

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New Release Book Review: The Football Whisperer by Mel A

New Release Book Review: The Football Whisperer by Mel A. Rowe

Title: The Football Whisperer Author: Mel A. Rowe Published: October 23rd 2018 Publisher: Mel A. Rowe Pages: 284 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Australia, Rural, Romance RRP: $3.66 (ebook) Rating: 4 stars “When life makes you play a whole new game…” Before 90,000 screaming spectators, professional AFL footballer, Brendan Ward, is injured.  Devastated and desperate to recover, Ward’s family forces him to front the fabled racetrack’s horse-whisperer, or face […]

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#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with non-human characters’ – Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

#Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with non-human characters’ – Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

#Book Bingo 2018 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite blogger, Theresa Smith Writes. How does it work?  We have devised our own personalised book bingo card game. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday of the month, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. […]

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New Release Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

New Release Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Published: October 9th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $24.99 Rating: 3.5 stars When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps […]

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Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

Throwback Thursday Book Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to […]

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Book Broadcast: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Book Broadcast: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in […]

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Book Review: The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

Book Review: The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

Title: The Good Doctor of Warsaw Author: Elisabeth Gifford Published: February 23rd 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin (Atlantic/Corvus) Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Set in the ghettos of wartime Warsaw, this is a sweeping, poignant and heartbreaking tale, based on the true story of one of World War II’s quiet heroes – Dr Janusz Korczak. ‘You do not leave […]

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New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

Title: The Children’s House Author: Alice Nelson Published: October 1st 2018 Publisher: Vintage – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet […]

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