Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

In brief: Ellen is at a loss after the death of her husband. But when her first love Gerry appears at her home in Australia, she begins to heal even though his presence brings to the fore some long held secrets… The good: Beautiful combination of settings and loved the Irish sayings. The not-so-good: Some... Continue Reading →

The Zoo by Christopher Wilson

In brief: Yuri is a young boy damaged in body, but not spirit. One night, he and his father are removed from their apartment to tend a very important someone who they never saw. But it looks like they swapped the Kapital's zoo for another kind of zoo… The good: Witty and funny with a... Continue Reading →

The Road to Hope by Rachael Johns

In brief: Lauren is tired of her reputation of Hope Junction and determined to put things right. But at the same moment, hot locum doctor Tom Lewis arrives in town. Lauren's determined not to break and get out of Hope – but will she? The good: Lovely to see the other side of Lauren, as... Continue Reading →

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

In brief: Ellis is at a loss. This is the story, both heartbreaking and happy of his best friend and love. The good: Incredibly emotional at times. The not-so-good: I felt a little lost at the start. Why I chose it: Rave reviews from people who I trust for book recommendations. Thanks Hachette for the... Continue Reading →

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

In brief: The last book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy has the matriarch of the Shang-Young families on her deathbed. Everyone returns to Singapore, just in case they are the chosen one to inherit her fortune and massive estate. The good: Crazy good fun with outlandish moments (i.e. fish plastic surgery). The not-so-good: A... Continue Reading →

Secrets of the Springs by Kerry McGinnis

In brief: Orla returns home to Emu Springs somewhat reluctantly to settle the affairs of her uncle. She certainly didn't expect to be running the family station for tourists, nor finding out a long hidden secret… The good: Honest and enjoyable, Orla's an interesting character. The not-so-good: This was the first Kerry McGinnis book I've... Continue Reading →

Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

In brief: Clem and Emma aren't exactly where they wanted to be at the end of their twenties. Still trying to chase their dream jobs and dream lives, will they ever make it or accept the status quo? The good: Loads of fun and realistic! The not-so-good: I devoured this in 24 hours. Why I... Continue Reading →

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