New Release Book Review: The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

New Release Book Review: The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

Title: The Jacaranda House Author: Deborah Challinor Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney’s notorious King’s Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. […]

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A Tea Break with Mrs B: Kaye Dobbie

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Kaye Dobbie

It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Kaye Dobbie to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. Kaye’s new book was released last week and to help celebrate the release of The Road to Ironbark, we sat down for a chat. Thanks Kaye! What is […]

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The October 5 by Thomas Bingham

The October 5 by Thomas Bingham

This is an engrossing story of five men who serve together in Vietnam, forming an unbreakable bond during months of protecting a small village from the Viet Cong. They return home traumatized and adrift from their previous lives. During this time of war it is not always recognized that battle changes soldiers and often support […]

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New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

New Release Book Review: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

Title: The Happiest Man on Earth Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 Genres:  Biography & True Stories, Autobiography, Second World War, Holocaust, Historical, Political & Military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, […]

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New Release Book Review: Liar by Lesley Pearse

New Release Book Review: Liar by Lesley Pearse

Title: Liar Author: Lesley Pearse Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Thriller, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The thrilling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author Amelia White dreams of being a reporter. The closest she’s come is selling advertising in the local paper – until the fateful day she […]

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#Book Bingo 2020 Round 8: ‘Themes of Politics and Power’- Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 8: ‘Themes of Politics and Power’- Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

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 […]

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New Release Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

New Release Book Review: The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Title: The Girl in the Mirror Author: Rose Carlyle Published: August 4th 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An edge-of-your-seat debut thriller with identical twins, a crazy inheritance and a boat full of secrets. Who can you trust? Absolutely nobody! ‘As addictive and intoxicating as the perfect martini. Don’t start reading unless you […]

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New Release Book Review: The Life She Finds by Maggie Christensen

New Release Book Review: The Life She Finds by Maggie Christensen

Title: The Life She Finds (Granite Springs #4) Author:  Maggie Christensen Published: June 9th 2020 Publisher: Cala Publishing Pages: 271 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $25.00 When Lyn Hudson takes early retirement, her plan is to fulfil a lifelong dream to travel the world. But news of her father’s death forces her back to Granite Springs; the town she fled […]

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Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

Book Review: Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak

Title: Goodbye Newsroom Author: Michelle Prak Published: February 19th 2019 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 359 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $12.99 Rating: 3 stars When reporter Anna is sacked from the newsroom, she limps home for sympathy from her sister and housemate, Holly. But she discovers that Holly is jobless too, after resigning from the Fairweather Report, a celebrated women’s […]

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#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read […]

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