The Last McAdam by Holly Ford

In brief: Tess Drummond's job is to turn around fading farms fast for large company Carnarvon Holdings. But Broken Creek is different. The head stockman is the same man she hooked up with at a wedding and the other workers have deep backstories. Can Tess keep her heart at bay to complete her business? The... Continue Reading →

A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

In brief: Rebecca Quinn is determined to make a name for herself as a journalist while in Italy during World War I. When her husband leaves to follow a story, she teams up with Italian-American photographer Alessandro. Together, they deliver stories that are important and heart-wrenching. But what of their relationship? The good: The story... Continue Reading →

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee

In brief: In Hong Kong, three expatriate women are going through difficult times: Margaret has lost her child, Mercy can't move forward due to her past and Hilary desperately wants a child. Circumstances bring them all together… The good: Janice Y.K. Lee always writes powerful, emotive stories. The not-so-good: What happened to G? Why I... Continue Reading →

In at the Deep End by Penelope Janu

In brief: Harriet Scott is an environmental activist/teacher with a secret – her fear of water. When she meets Commander Per Amundsen in Antarctic waters, little did she know it would set off a change of events that would have her facing her fears. The good: Excellent characterisation with witty dialogue between Harriet and Per.... Continue Reading →

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