New Release Book Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Baby Teeth... About the Book: Your husband thinks your daughter’s an angel. You know different. She’s a monster. On the outside it looks like Suzette has it all. A stunning ultra-modern home, designed by her handsome Swedish husband. A beautiful, but silent, seven-year-old daughter who is fiercely intelligent. But under the shiny veneer, the cracks … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

New Release Book Review: Return to Roseglen by Helene Young

Return to Roseglen... About the Book: A moving and insightful family drama about three generations coming to terms with the family matriarch facing her final days. At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart. On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Return to Roseglen by Helene Young

New Release Book Review: Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt

Invitation to a Bonfire... About the Book: A seductive, sensual and sinister love triangle set in 1930s America and inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage. Zoya Andropova, a young Russian refugee, finds herself in an elite New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt

Book A Day: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Day 5: The Last Letter From Your Lover   This was an absolutely beautiful novel about enduring love and listening to your heart. I enjoyed reading about the lives of both of the characters, Jennifer and Ellie, as well as Anthony and Rory, their respective love interests. These characters had real feeling, flaws and strengths; … Continue reading Book A Day: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick

Forsaking All Other... About the Book: Love is no game for women; the price is far too high. England 1585. Bess Stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected Lady Allingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour. Normally obedient Bess rebels and wrests from her father a year’s grace … Continue reading Book Review: Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick

New Release Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

The Concubine's Child... About the Book: An evocative, multi-generational tale of a family haunted by the death of a young concubine in 1930s Malaysia. In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir. Trapped, and bullied by his … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Concubine’s Child by Carol Jones

New Release Book Review: The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

The Desert Nurse... About the Book: Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits. It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Film Review: Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway & Gellhorn... Director: Philip Kaufman Cast Leads: Nicole Kidman (Martha Gellhorn) & Clive Owen (Ernest Hemingway) Released: 2012 by HBO (Television release) Incidentals: MA15+ 154 minutes running time About: Starring two of today’s most acclaimed actors, and directed by Oscar nominee Philip Kaufman (in his first film for television), Hemingway & Gellhorn tells the story of the passionate love affair … Continue reading Film Review: Hemingway & Gellhorn