REVIEW: The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair

In brief: Ellie has been recruited to work for the secretive Central Bureau in World War II Brisbane. Her job is to decipher communications from the Japanese, but she can never, ever discuss it. The good: I knew very little about Central Bureau before this book. The not-so-good: I would have liked a little more... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Up on Horseshoe Hill by Penelope Janu

In brief: Jet lives her life on her own. She's made it through hard times, but when Finn Blackwood starts asking questions about an event some years ago, things get confusing personally and professionally. The good: Jet and Finn are delightful characters. The not-so-good: I just can't stop reading until I'm finished! Why I chose... Continue Reading →

My Memorable Reads of 2017

I started this post a few days before by writing down all my favourite reads of the year. My criteria is simple – which books have stuck in my mind and/or make me exclaim with delight when I see their cover again. The original list stood at 22 – 27.5% of my total books read!... Continue Reading →

Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns

In brief: When Lawson and son Ned get a flat tyre in a deserted country town, the last thing they expected was to find a woman living there alone! Can Megan and Lawson mend each other's hearts? The good: It's Rachael Johns! Plus, there's ice cream, love, hope throughout the book with a mystery added... Continue Reading →

Daughter of Mine by Fiona Lowe

In brief: The Chirnwell family are outstanding members of their small local community – on the outside. On the inside, the family members all have their problems and secrets. The good: Jam packed full of drama. The not-so-good: I did lose track of who was who and what their secrets were initially. Why I chose... Continue Reading →

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