Book Review: After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning

Book Description: Two women. Two love affairs. One unforgettable story. Kings Cross station, 1943. Rose arrives in London hoping to swap the drudgery of wartime for romance, glamour and jiving with GIs at Rainbow Corner, the famous dance hall in Piccadilly Circus. As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will … Continue reading Book Review: After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning

Sunday Spotlight: Melissa James — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

My latest #aww2017 Sunday Spotlight is not an historical one. It's with the lovely Melissa James, talking about her new release, Beneath the Skin, a thrilling romantic suspense which I reviewed here on the blog not that long ago. Enjoy your Sunday!   Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Today we feature Melissa James and her latest … Continue reading Sunday Spotlight: Melissa James — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

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