Book Promo: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan

lisa ireland the secret life of shirley sullivan

During this crazy time of Covid-19, many authors have had their book launches and events, understandably, but disappointingly, cancelled. In lieu of this, I’ve opened my blog to authors affected by this situation to talk about their new release. Lisa Ireland is an Australian author of contemporary fiction novels. In 2014, she was awarded the … 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: 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: 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: 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: Crazy Busy Guilty

  Crazy Busy Guilty Author: Lauren Sams Published: 2017 Publisher: Nero, Swartz Publishing My Rating: 4/5 “There’s life Before Baby and life After Baby. Any idiot knows that. I knew that. Except I didn’t know what life After Baby would really be like…” Crazy Busy Guilty is the second novel from editor and freelance writer turned novelist, … Read more

Book Review: The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting Author: Sunni Overend Published: 2016 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 5/5 Is life too short to play it safe? Kit Gossard’s life is neatly mapped out. A secure photographic Job. A partner ready to commit. A wedding in the family vineyard for her mother to preside over. So why the apprehension? Why … Read more

Book Review: The Crossroads

The Crossroads Author: Pamela Cook Published: 2016 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 4.5/5 One family. Three women. Will the lies they tell and the secrets they hid lead to more heartache or will fate bring them together before it’s too late? A story of deceit, betrayal and love that proves in the end you can choose your … Read more