New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village… About the Book: Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heart-warming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie. The life of 79-year-old pensioner PEGGY SMART is as beige as the decor in her retirement village. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

New Release Book Review: Frieda by Annabel Abbs

Frieda: A Novel of the Real Lady Chatterley… About the Book: The moving story of Frieda von Richthofen, wife of D.H. Lawrence - and the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley's Lover, a novel banned for more than 30 years Germany, 1907. Frieda, daughter of aristocrat Baron von Richthofen, has rashly married English professor Ernest Weekley. … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Frieda by Annabel Abbs

Pre-Release Book Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis… About the Book: The love story of C. S. Lewis and his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham, was improbable – and seemingly impossible. Their Eros-story led to some of Lewis’s greatest works, yet Joy is most commonly known for how she died. … Continue reading Pre-Release Book Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

New Release Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers… About the Book: The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Sunday Spotlight with Sally Piper — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

I'm over at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog today, talking to Sally Piper, author of The Geography of Friendship. Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Our guest today is Sally Piper, author of the recently released The Geography of Friendship, published by UQP. What is it about women’s friendship that inspired you to write a novel … Continue reading Sunday Spotlight with Sally Piper — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog