REVIEW: The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart

In brief: The story of a young Australian actress trying to make her way in 1920s London. The good: Lovely read with lots of adventure. The not-so-good: Reading the back cover, I expected the scandal to make up more of the plot. Why I chose it: Have loved Pamela Hart’s other historical fiction novels. Thanks... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

In brief: Eliza’s life hasn’t been easy and now she lives for routine. But her godmothers have a plan to help her escape into the unknown…and find her father. The good: A lovely story. The not-so-good: Eliza didn’t deserve all the hurt! Why I chose it: I enjoy Monica McInerney’s novels. Thanks to Penguin for... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Sister’s Gift by Barbara Hannay

In brief: Freya has lost everything. When her niece invites her to help run the family restaurant on Magnetic Island, Freya’s sister is suspicious that Freya will reveal the family’s biggest and most generous secret. The good: Magnetic Island sounds beautiful. The not-so-good: The ends tie up a little too neatly and quickly for me.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW:Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman

In brief: The final book in the Woody Creek series follows Jenny, Georgie, Trudy and Cara as they battle their various demons. The good: Very detailed writing. The not-so-good: If you haven't read the other books in the series, it could be a bit confusing. Why I chose it: Haven't read Joy Dettman before –... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

In brief: Joni has a great life. Painting during the day and working in a restaurant at night. She's happy, until her whirlwind friend Annabelle comes home. Then everything changes… The good: It's honest and Joni is an eager character. The not-so-good: Joni is just too nice at times. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Hot Pursuit by Rebecca Freeborn

In brief: Sarah Burrows is a lowly assistant on a gossip magazine, but dreams of an investigative journalist career. So when a rock star flees the country, she pulls some strings to investigate his disappearance… The good: Nick, the photographer, provides both laughs and eye candy. The not-so-good: Took me a few chapters to settle... Continue Reading →

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