The Last Dance... Book Description: Would you risk everything for love? Stella Myles is suddenly impoverished through a family crisis and becomes forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess for the wealthy … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Dance by Fiona McIntosh
Love at First Flight... Book Description: Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. The second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. The me I had spent a lifetime perfecting began its disintegration from that moment. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don't regret it. … Continue reading Book Review: Love at First Flight by Tess Woods PLUS a look at her next release
The Forgotten Garden... Book Description: A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton. Cassandra is lost, alone … Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
I don’t often reblog, but this beautiful post by a favourite author of mine, Kim Kelly, just begs to be shared.
TRULY MADLY KIDNEY: TWO YEARS ON
Three days before I gave my husband Deano a kidney for Christmas 2014, I received an email from a psychology PhD student asking me to participate in a long-term study of organ donors. She only needed half an hour of my time, but I didn’t have five minutes to spare then.
I was scrambling to complete the final editorial queries on my novel, Paper Daisies. I pressed send to the publisher with less than twenty-four hours to go until the surgery. The rest of my head was consumed with pumping myself up with confidence that Deano would love my kidney like his own and that I wouldn’t die in the process.
I was in a place beyond sensible conversation. I was standing on the cold, hard threshold of my mad aeroplane door waiting to jump.
But now, today, I’d like to answer that student’s…
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A Bouquet of Love... Book Description: Ten couples not looking for love find something unexpected when they visit Serendipity Bridal Boutique, Kate Peron’s vintage-styled salon. Love is in the air and it’s about to blow into their lives, bringing fortunate accidents of the heartfelt variety to those lucky enough to walk through Serendipity’s doors. A … Continue reading Book Review: A Bouquet of Love by Serenity Press
Small Great Things... Book Description: 'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of twenty years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide. Ruth … Continue reading Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The winners of the 2017 Annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced at a star-studded ceremony at the Art Gallery of NSW last night. The full list of winners can be viewed at ABIA 2017 but here are a few of my highlights: I read The Dry as a bookclub selection when it first released and … Continue reading 2017 ABIA Winners Announced
The Florentine Bridge... Book Description: Young Australian artist Mia Moretti has been cancer free for nine months. But her battle with the illness has taken its toll, leaving her depressed and tormented by overwhelming fears. What’s more, she can’t seem to paint anymore. Mia needs a fresh start so when a surprise opportunity to travel … Continue reading Book Review: The Florentine Bridge by Vanessa Carnevale
Dear Banjo… Book Description: A lively and youthful new rural romance from an exciting debut Australian author. They were best friends who were never meant to fall in love – but for one of them, it was already way too late. Willow ‘Banjo’ Paterson and Tom Forrest were raised on neighbouring cattle stations in the … Continue reading Book Review: Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley
As a fun way of keeping track of my #aww2017 reading challenge, I like to create a visual layout for every ten books I've read and reviewed. Here is the latest batch: In case you've missed the previous visuals: Thirty books by our fabulous Australian Women Writers and it's not even the end of May! … Continue reading The Next 10: #aww2017