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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,…

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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…


Why I only review good books

If you’ve read a few of my book reviews, you’ll see a pattern. Most of my reviews fall in the 4-5 out of 5 star category. You may think I’m incredibly lucky to pick books that are great, but that’s not the case. The truth is; I only write reviews for the books I’ve loved….

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Book Review: Dark Places

  Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2009 Publisher: Orion Publishing Pages: 421 My Rating: 4.5/5   If you don’t know the name Gillian Flynn, you will certainly know her third novel, the best-selling ‘Gone Girl’. It raced to the top of the best-seller charts in 2012, and has since been made into a major motion picture….

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Book Review: A Time To Run

  A Time To Run Author: J.M. Peace Published: 2015 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 228 My Rating: 5/5 It’s not often I give a book 5/5, but this one is well deserving of it’s five-star status. A Time To Run is the debut novel from Australian author and serving police officer J.M. Peace. The back…

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Book Review: Big, Little Lies

Liane Moriarty is fast becoming one of my favourite Australian authors. Her book ‘The Husband’s Secret’, a NY Times No 1. Best Seller, has sold over 1 million copies alone. And Liane’s latest book, the highly anticipated ‘Big Little Lies‘ is bound to do the same. Big Little Lies surrounds the lead up to shocking event – a…