Sam Still Reading’s Books of the Year: Part 2 (2015 publications)

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I always have a difficult time choosing my favourite books of the year. There are just so many variables in what makes something a favourite for me! This year I am taking the lead of book bloggers I respect (such as The Writes of Woman) and dividing my list into... Continue Reading →

Second Chance Island by Jenny Schwartz

In brief: Laura has escaped to work on a tropical island, but carries the hurt of a lost job and lost love with her. When ex-lover Phil turns up, can she forgive herself to try for a second chance? (Read more here). The good: I always love Jenny's stories – they're sweet, funny and wonderful... Continue Reading →

10 Favourite Reads from 2014

I know that 'best of' 'top 10/50/100' lists have been kicking around the internet since before Christmas, but I've chosen the last day of the year to share with you ten books I read in 2014 that have left a lasting impression. It's also my birthday today so I can do whatever I want. Thank... Continue Reading →

Kiss It Better by Jenny Schwartz

In brief: Cassie has returned to Jardin Bay to heal, but she's interrupted by Theo Morrigan, who is in town to buy the family business. The good: It's sweet and heart-warming with some funny moments. The not-so-good: It's going to be hard to let Theo go now I've finished the book. Why I chose it:... Continue Reading →

Hero Duty by Jenny Schwartz

In brief: Jessica's in need of a hero to save her from her evil family – will Brodie protect her for a price? The good: Loved the idea and the plot was fascinating (romance plus corporate drama). The not-so-good: It finished! Why I chose it: Enjoyed It's Love, Dude so wanted to try this book... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 12/5/14: the e edition

Over the last week, I was laid low and didn't venture out much. Perhaps the parcel post man and postie felt the same way, because my mailbox was devoid of books! Thank goodness for publishers and Net Galley – I was able to indulge my craving for new books without moving very much at all.... Continue Reading →

It’s Love, Dude by Jenny Schwartz

In brief: A coastal romance between champion surfer Zane and local girl Molly, with some conservation messages too. The good: It's a realistic romance and a fun read. The not-so-good: Zane's great, but I need some more woylies! Why I chose it: eARC from Escape Publishing – thank you! Year: 2013 Pages:  127 (eARC) Publisher:... Continue Reading →

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