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

Book Review: The Family Secret

The Family Secret Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia My Rating: 4.5/5 I wasn’t expecting to enjoy The Family Secret as much as I did. Although I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I must admit I did. And the cover did nothing for me. In fact, I … Read more

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 … Read more