Secrets of the Springs by Kerry McGinnis

In brief: Orla returns home to Emu Springs somewhat reluctantly to settle the affairs of her uncle. She certainly didn't expect to be running the family station for tourists, nor finding out a long hidden secret… The good: Honest and enjoyable, Orla's an interesting character. The not-so-good: This was the first Kerry McGinnis book I've... Continue Reading →

Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

In brief: Clem and Emma aren't exactly where they wanted to be at the end of their twenties. Still trying to chase their dream jobs and dream lives, will they ever make it or accept the status quo? The good: Loads of fun and realistic! The not-so-good: I devoured this in 24 hours. Why I... Continue Reading →

Jarulan by the River by Lily Woodhouse

In brief: Matthew Fenchurch is distraught after his son's death. When his daughters arrive to visit the memorial, they set in place a change of events for Jarulan… The good: Beautiful writing and I wish I could see the house! The not-so-good: The ghost bits didn't work too well for me. Why I chose it:... Continue Reading →

The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

In brief: Twins Maisy and Duncan are sent to live with their grandmother after their mother is taken into care. Everything goes well until Duncan goes missing… The good: Surprising and unputdownable in places. The not-so-good: Dialogue a bit stilted at times. Why I chose it: Have never read Lesley Pearse before, thanks to Penguin... Continue Reading →

Hello, Goodbye by Emily Brewin

In brief: May lives in a small Aussie country town, but wants more. Visiting her boyfriend in Melbourne opens her eyes to a new world, but things are about to get a lot more difficult… The good: Captures a time period in Australia that isn't talked about too much. The not-so-good: Couldn't stop reading! Why... Continue Reading →

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