Book Review: The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress Author: Natasha Lester Published: April 2018 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 5* / 5*   1940: A young Parisian seamstress escapes to New York from the war with only a sewing machine and a dream. 2015: A young Australian woman is summoned to attend her dying grandmother’s pret-a-porter retrospective at the annual Met … 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: 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: 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