Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns

In brief: When Lawson and son Ned get a flat tyre in a deserted country town, the last thing they expected was to find a woman living there alone! Can Megan and Lawson mend each other's hearts? The good: It's Rachael Johns! Plus, there's ice cream, love, hope throughout the book with a mystery added... Continue Reading →

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

In brief: The unnamed narrator takes us through the changes in his life from growing up poor in India to striking it rich in the family spice business. The good: It's compulsive reading, you never know which way the story will turn next. The not-so-good: A quick read. Why I chose it: Sounded different, thanks... Continue Reading →

Those Pleasant Girls by Lia Weston

In brief: Evie's nearly broke as her divorce looms. She and daughter have one option – return to the town of Evie's childhood to capture the eye of her childhood friend. Only Evie isn't really welcome in town…. The good: It's a quirky story that captures the issues of a small town. The not-so-good: Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Storyland by Catherine McKinnon

In brief: The story of Australia across different time periods and through the eyes of different characters. The good: Beautifully written with a love of the land. The not-so-good: The future as painted in this book is way too realistic – and scary. Why I chose it: Thank you to Harper Collins for the copy... Continue Reading →

Finding Hannah by Fiona McCallum

In brief: Christmas is Hannah's favourite time. But on Christmas Day her world is blown apart. How can she move on? The good: Very realistic look at grief. The not-so-good: It's not a happy book. Why I chose it: Enjoyed Fiona McCallum's other books. Thank you Harlequin for the copy. Year: 2017 Pages: 351 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

London Bound by C.J. Duggan

In brief: Kate was planning to go to London to take on the city. She didn't expect to be a virtual prisoner in her nana's house. But when next door neighbour Jack Baker nearly runs her down, things start to change for the better… The good: So much – Jack. London. Fashion. Even grumpy Nana... Continue Reading →

The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Four women meet in a weight loss online forum and become good friends. Together, they learn that there's more than weight to happiness in unexpected, sometimes heart-wrenching ways. The good: Fun to read about the different women and their lives, plus I loved the online posts. The not-so-good: I really did not see... Continue Reading →

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