REVIEW: From the Corner of the Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein

In brief: Beck is in DC looking for a job. Answering an advertisement in Craigslist finds her working as a stenographer for Barack Obama's White House. This is her story. The good: Beck is incredibly talented as a writer. The not-so-good: Knowing what comes next… Why I chose it: I'm interested in the Obama White... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: The Summer of Secrets by Barbara Hannay

In brief: When Chloe find out her boyfriend is not the man she thought, she leaves Sydney for the small Queensland town of Burralea. Working on a small town newspaper with ex-foreign correspondent Finn turns out to be a lot more interesting than she first thought… The good: A delightful book of mystery, friendship and... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

In brief: Kit used to be friends with Diane until Diane's confession ripped them apart. Now so close to the top of her profession, the last thing Kit needs is Diane to reappear in her life… The good: It's bold, raw, honest and utterly addictive. The not-so-good: Some of the reactions of the characters aren't... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

In brief: Sarah and Eddie meet in a small village and immediately go on to have the best week of their lives. But then Eddie doesn't call. Or text. Or email. Why is he ghosting Sarah? She's determined to find out. The good: A really interesting setup and big, big feels in this novel. The... Continue Reading →

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