Book Review: Offshore by Andrea Jones

Offshore… Book Description: Kate Maddison 'Leaned In' and now she's Burned Out. Lost and disillusioned, she volunteers in a Channel Island detention centre and meets Abra, a displaced Syrian detained after he's caught trying to enter the UK in the post-Brexit age. Two damaged souls meet and mend – or at least begin to. Because … Continue reading Book Review: Offshore by Andrea Jones

Book Review: The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The Dressmaker of Dachau... Book Description: London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking – she has the skill and the drive – if only she can break free from the dreariness of … Continue reading Book Review: The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

#loveyourbookshopday Harrison’s Book Country Mount Isa

  Today is Love Your Bookshop Day and despite living in a remote Queensland outback town, I do have a local bookshop and I most certainly love it, so I headed down there this morning in order to celebrate this most wonderful day, not deterred in the slightest that I was the only person there who … Continue reading #loveyourbookshopday Harrison’s Book Country Mount Isa

Book Review: Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms... Book Description: 5 August, 1944: Over 1000 Japanese soldiers attempt to break out of the No. 12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured and imprisoned, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing … Continue reading Book Review: Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

Focus on Debut Authors: Rachel Leary — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

Recently I read Bridget Crack, a new historical literary release by an Australian debut author, Rachel Leary. Following on from my review of Bridget Crack  here is an interview with Rachel that I did for the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog.     Today we welcome Rachel Leary to the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog. … Continue reading Focus on Debut Authors: Rachel Leary — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

Book Review: On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

On Mystic Lake... Book Description: Annie Colwater’s husband has just confessed that he’s in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. … Continue reading Book Review: On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah