REVIEW: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Shirley Sullivan might be old, but she's determined to remove her husband from his nursing home and take him home. Why? She's got a secret… The good: Enjoyed the part of the novel that was set in the 1960s/70s The not-so-good: I'm still not sure Frank deserved all that effort… Why I chose... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates

In brief: Juliet's grandparents have been murdered and now she and her sister are being targeted. Could it be true their loving grandfather holds the key to a Nazi secret? The good: Very strong debut novel. The not-so-good: I found the end a little over the top (but then aren't all good thrillers?) Why I... 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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