REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

In brief: The life of Charlotte Lucas after her marriage to Mr Collins is respectable, but lonely. On meeting Mr Travis, a farmer, her life and heart become disrupted. The good: A great book for a Pride and Prejudice fan. The not-so-good: A quiet read (and I still find Mr Collins annoying). Why I chose... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel

In brief: In 1899 Sydney, the residents of the Dunlevy house find things out that will change their lives. They each react in their own way with disastrous consequences. The good: A great insight into colonial Sydney, pre-Federation. The not-so-good: The ending is a little fast and neat. Why I chose it: Enjoy Maggie Joel's... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Cape May by Chip Cheek

In brief: Henry and Effie, just out of high school, are on their honeymoon in Cape May. But it's not the holiday place Effie remembers in September and things are a bit boring until the couple meet Clara, Max and Alma. The good: This comparisons to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Richard Yates are definitely deserved.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fled by Meg Keneally

In brief: Jenny Trelawney was forced into becoming a thief by circumstances. These circumstances have her transported across the world to try and survive again in the fledgling Australian colony. The good: Fascinating story based on true events. The not-so-good: This book deserves to be read in huge chunks and sometimes I just couldn't manage... Continue Reading →

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