The Duchess by Danielle Steel

In brief: Angelique knew that her brother wouldn't take care of her after her father's death, but she didn't expect to go from duke's daughter to servant. After an unfortunate event, Angelique finds business and life in Paris. But will she always be on the fringe? The good: It's got everything you want in a... Continue Reading →

The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

In brief: Cesca's moved from London to Rome to live a life free of hard decisions. But when she finds an expensive handbag thrown in the trash, the decision is easy – give it back to its owner. But on meeting the infamous Elena, she's drawn into her world…and her secrets. The good: It was... Continue Reading →

Those Pleasant Girls by Lia Weston

In brief: Evie's nearly broke as her divorce looms. She and daughter have one option – return to the town of Evie's childhood to capture the eye of her childhood friend. Only Evie isn't really welcome in town…. The good: It's a quirky story that captures the issues of a small town. The not-so-good: Sometimes... Continue Reading →

The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

In brief: Four women meet in a weight loss online forum and become good friends. Together, they learn that there's more than weight to happiness in unexpected, sometimes heart-wrenching ways. The good: Fun to read about the different women and their lives, plus I loved the online posts. The not-so-good: I really did not see... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading 27/3/17

It's the end of March, which means footy (Australian Rules football) is back! It's always an exciting time with the good-natured rivalry between fans of different clubs and showing your team colours. There have already been some unexpected wins. So that's my weekends sorted until the end of September. This week I had an opportunity... Continue Reading →

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