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

Book Review: The Tea Gardens

    . The Tea Gardens Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin My Rating: 4.5/5 A lively dash of adventure. A sweet pinch of spice. A dangerous twist of passion. Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With … Read more

Book Review: Ridgeview Station

Ridgeview Station Author: Michael Trant Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 A vast outback property. An unforgettable season. A family’s fight to save their livelihood. Many of Peter and Kelsie Dalton’s friends thought they were crazy when they bought Ridgeview Station. But five years on, their hard work, help from Kelsie’s parents, … Read more

Book Review: Force of Nature

  Force of Nature Author: Jane Harper Published: 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia My Rating: 4/5 Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned … Read more

Book Review: The Secrets She Keeps

The Secrets She Keeps Author: Michael Robotham Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it’s Meghan Shaughnessy’s. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common – a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will … Read more

Book Review: The Mummy Bloggers

The Mummy Bloggers Author: Holly Wainwright Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 The Mummy Bloggers  is the debut novel from Holly Wainwright. Wainwright’s career has spanned over twenty years in print and digital publishing, and her most recent success is hosting the Mamamia Network’s successful podcast, ‘This Glorious Mess’. In touch with … Read more

Book Review: Trust The Process (non-fiction)

Trust The Process 101 Tips on Writing & Creativity Author: Karen Andrews Published: 2017 Publisher: Miscellaneous Press My Rating: 4/5 Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer, author, blogger, editor and publisher; someone well qualified and trustworthy to write a book on writing and creativity. Her new book, Trust The Process – 101 Tips on Writing & … Read more

Book Review: The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift Author: Rachael Johns Published: 2017 Publisher: Harlequin My Rating: 4.5/5   The Greatest Gift is the latest novel from Australian author Rachael Johns. Rachael, who found her feet and initial success in the rural romance genre, again steps into the general fiction – or ‘life-lit’ – as she like to call it, … Read more