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: 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 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

A Day in the Life of a Writer: A.L. Tait

Today might be the final in the current ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’ series, but we are finishing off with a bang. Please welcome A.L. Tait (aka Allison Tait) to the blog! I have been a long time fan of Allison since I started following her little blog many, many moons ago. … 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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester Hello, and welcome to the second installment of ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’. If you missed the first one, you missed the lovely Pamela Hart sharing all about her day. You can read the post here. This week I’m pleased to welcome best-selling historical fiction novelist, Natasha Lester. Natasha Lester … Read more

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 … Read more