Book Review: Just One Wish by Rachael Johns

Just One Wish... About the Book: Three women, three secrets, one life-changing journey. Alice has always been a trailblazer as a scientist, activist and mother. She knew her choices would involve sacrifices, but now, on the eve of her eightieth birthday, she's beginning to wonder if she's sacrificed too much. Alice's daughter, Sappho, rebelled against … Continue reading Book Review: Just One Wish by Rachael Johns

Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Invented Lives... About the Book: Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been … Continue reading Book Review: Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Giver of Stars... About the Book: Inspired by a remarkable true story, the unforgettable journey of five extraordinary women living in extraordinary and perilous times. Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman Bennett Van Cleve represents a fresh start. But she soon realises … Continue reading Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls... About the Book: It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her … Continue reading Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

Rosa: Memories With Licence... About the Book: As British as Earl Grey tea, ‘Rosa’ has spent most of her life in Melbourne. Her children and grandchildren are all Australian-born, as was Alan, her writer husband. But Rosa is hesitant about an unconditional commitment to Vegemite, mateship and the ANZAC legend; she remains a perennial migrant, … Continue reading Book Review: Rosa: Memories With Licence by Ros Collins

#BRPreview Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark Vanessa... About the Book: An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher. ALL HE DID WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AND THE WORLD TURNED HIM INTO A MONSTER. Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and in … Continue reading #BRPreview Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book Review: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept... About the Book: Sold in twenty-five countries and poised to become a global literary sensation, Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is a sweeping page turner and the most hotly anticipated debut of the year. The … Continue reading Book Review: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott