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Book Review: The Way Back

The Way Back Author: Kylie Ladd Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped? Kylie Ladd is a gifted writer. I’ve been a fan of her writing since 2009 when I first read ‘After The Fall’, following on to wait patiently…

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Book Review: The Midsummer Garden

The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 Two stories come together in a rich and sensuous celebration of family and love, passion and sacrifice. Behind the beautiful cover of The Midsummer Garden, lies an equally beautiful tale of two women, hundreds of years apart. Sumptuous food, glorious…

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Book Review: Beautiful Messy Love

Beautiful Messy Love Author: Tess Woods Published: 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 5 hearts out of 5 What happens when love and loyalty collide? Beautiful Messy Love is a heartwarming, funny, poignant and achingly beautiful tale of the realities of love. It is the second novel from Australian author Tess Woods, and after delivering…

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Book Review: The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake Author: Sarah Bailey Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets waiting to explode. The Dark Lake is the debut novel from Australian author Sarah Bailey. Captioned as ‘an addictive crime thriller’, this author certainly has a bucket-load of talent. I…

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Book Review: The Lucky One

The Lucky One Author: Caroline Overington Published: 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 3.5-4/5 The Lucky One by Caroline Overington, is a story about an old castle, a fresh body, and an unsolved mystery. It’s drama filled, with flawed characters and fractured families. I’ve been pondering on this book since I finished. I can’t decide…

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Book Review: The Hidden Hours

The Hidden Hours Author: Sara Foster Published: 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia My Rating: 5/5 The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster is a psychological mystery and an addictive page-turner. The book really should come with a warning: Be prepared to put your life on hold as you won’t be able to put this book…

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Book Review: Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake Author: Candice Fox Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 5/5 I’m not a huge reader of crime fiction, but when I do, I have to be drawn in from the very first chapter. Candice Fox’s Crimson Lake had me from the very first sentence. This book has everything a crime fiction¬†connoisseur…

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Book Review: A Letter From Italy

A Letter From Italy Author: Pamela Hart Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 Pamela Hart has done it again with a captivating story within the historical fiction genre. A Letter From Italy will grab you from the first page and take you on a journey through life in a small Italian seaside villiage…

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Book Review: Her Mother’s Secret

Her Mother’s Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: 2017 Publisher:¬†Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 “From England to the Manhattan of the 1920s and 1940’s, be swept away by the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society’s disapproval.” Natasha Lester has firmly stamped her mark on the historical fiction genre…