The Last McAdam by Holly Ford

In brief: Tess Drummond's job is to turn around fading farms fast for large company Carnarvon Holdings. But Broken Creek is different. The head stockman is the same man she hooked up with at a wedding and the other workers have deep backstories. Can Tess keep her heart at bay to complete her business? The... Continue Reading →

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee

In brief: In Hong Kong, three expatriate women are going through difficult times: Margaret has lost her child, Mercy can't move forward due to her past and Hilary desperately wants a child. Circumstances bring them all together… The good: Janice Y.K. Lee always writes powerful, emotive stories. The not-so-good: What happened to G? Why I... Continue Reading →

In at the Deep End by Penelope Janu

In brief: Harriet Scott is an environmental activist/teacher with a secret – her fear of water. When she meets Commander Per Amundsen in Antarctic waters, little did she know it would set off a change of events that would have her facing her fears. The good: Excellent characterisation with witty dialogue between Harriet and Per.... Continue Reading →

City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

In brief: Stacey, Gaby, Melissa and Beth have been friends since their first economics class. On the day Stacey loses her job, the secrets and lies between the four begin to unravel. The good: Each character is unique with a completely different set of problems. The not-so-good: Stacey, you need to talk more! Why I... Continue Reading →

Heart of the Sky by Fiona McArthur

In brief: A new job in the Outback is just what Tess needs to escape from her life. Her landlord Soretta welcomes the newcomers with open arms, until new pilot Charlie reveals his ulterior motive… The good: I enjoyed reuniting with Soretta and the gang from Mica Ridge, as well as following Tess's role as... Continue Reading →

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