REVIEW: The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur

In brief: Maddy is ready to return to the town that knows her deepest secrets. This time she’s in charge of the local medical centre and a force to be reckoned with. But the town is a shadow of its former self… The good: Lovely story and great to reunite with some old characters. The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

In brief: Jena used to be a violinist. A child prodigy in fact. Now she’s part of the orchestra, focused on hook ups and the past. But meeting Mark and going to New York will have a profound change on her… The good: Brutally honest, sad and happy. The not-so-good: Mark. Should I like him... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

In brief: Told across two time periods, this story of secrets, war and a mysterious blue dress explores the hidden parts of World War II. The good: Fantastic story with fascinating characters. The not-so-good: Liberty needed some sense shaken into her several times. Why I chose it: Natasha Lester's novels are wonderful to read anywhere,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper

In brief: Elizabeth Quinn and her brother Michael are pillars of the town of Maitland. When Elizabeth becomes unwell at an exhibition, their ward Jane knows something isn't right. What was it that caused Elizabeth to fall back into the past? The good: Lovely historical story with added mystery. The not-so-good: Some of the characters... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

In brief: Abby and her brother Charlie cause an accident one night. They make the decision to say nothing, but their secret begins to haunt them straightaway. The good: I could feel the humidity seeping through this book as the siblings are caught in their lies. The not-so-good: It was incredibly humid weather reading this... Continue Reading →

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