Book Review: The Rules of Backyard Croquet

The Rules of Backyard Croquet Author: Sunni Overend Published: February 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 4 / 5   All’s fair in love and couture Disgraced fashion prodigy Apple March has gone into hiding, concealing herself within the cashmere and silk folds of a formerly grand fashion boutique – the hanging of blouses and handling … Read more

Book Review: The Memories That Make Us

. The Memories That Make Us Author: Vanessa Carnevale Published: February 2018 Publisher: Harlequin My Rating: 5 / 5   After an accident leaves Gracie with severe amnesia, she’s forced to decide: live a life that is made up of other people’s memories of who she was, or start a new life on her own. … Read more

Book Review: The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress Author: Natasha Lester Published: April 2018 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 5* / 5*   1940: A young Parisian seamstress escapes to New York from the war with only a sewing machine and a dream. 2015: A young Australian woman is summoned to attend her dying grandmother’s pret-a-porter retrospective at the annual Met … Read more

Book Review: Redemption Point

Redemption Point Author: Candice Fox Published: February 2018 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 4.5 / 5   When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated … Read more

Book Review: The Sisters’ Song

. The Sisters’ Song Author: Louise Allan Published: February 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5 / 5   Set in rural Tasmania over a span of seventy years, the strengths and flaws of motherhood are revealed through the mercurial relationship of these two very different sisters. The Sisters’ Song speaks of dreams, children … Read more

Book Review: Slow

Slow: Live.Life.Simply Author: Brooke McAlary Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5   ‘Dear Mr & Mrs Jones, I am writing to inform you of my withdrawal from the race to keep up with you…’ Part memoir, part practical companion, Slow will inspire you to forget about the Joneses and create a life … Read more

Book Review: Secrets Between Friends

Secrets Between Friends Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 4.5/5 Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion. But long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.  Secrets Between Friends is a poignant story of romance, family dynamics and friendship from beloved Australian Storyteller Fiona … Read more

Book Review: The Sunshine Sisters

. The Sunshine Sisters Author: Jane Green Published: 2017 Publisher: Macmillan My Rating: 4/5 It was never easy being one of Ronni Sunshine’s daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actrss. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her sixties, Ronni has been diagnosed with ALS. There is … Read more