REVIEW: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

In brief: In a small city apartment block, the occupants all have their own secrets and issues. Can a rooftop garden bring them together? The good: A fun, light read with lovely characters. The not-so-good: I would have liked Ned and Jock’s backstories to have a bit more detail. Why I chose it: Sounded like... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 14/6/21

A lot of good book mail this week, which was for a wintry week! Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto came from Harlequin. I’m really looking forward to reading this. Meddy has accidentally killed her blind date and asks her aunties for help. But they are also busy with their wedding business and the... 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 →

The Grazier’s Wife by Barbara Hannay

In brief: The grazier's wives over two generations (and hopefully a third) all have their secrets. But some have bigger ramifications than others… The good: Barbara Hannay's stories are the calorie-free version of a chocolate bar – rich and satisfying. The not-so-good: The fallout from the big reveal was tied up quickly and neatly. Why... Continue Reading →

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