What a treat it is to welcome Loretta Hill to Behind the Pen today. I recently read her latest release, The Secret Vineyard, and absolutely adored it, so I'm thrilled to be able to showcase it again. Over to you Loretta... When did you start writing? I wrote my first “novel” at age … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Loretta Hill
Wonder... Narrated by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd Produced by Brilliance Audio About the Book: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then … Continue reading Audio Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Winter Garden... About: Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colours comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Meredith and Nina Whitson are … Continue reading Book Review: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Bingo!
It's a little quiet around here at the moment but there's a very good reason why! The post has been slow out here this month and as a result, I've had all of these January/February releases arrive all at once -- very close to release. So I'm busy reading, reading, and then reading some more, … Continue reading My Reading Life: What’s on the #tbr at the moment?
I'm rather excited to introduce Hazel Edwards as my guest for today's Behind the Pen. It's not often I have the opportunity to interview an author whose books have been amoung my favourites as a child as well as my own children's favourites. You may recognise her name from the much beloved Hippopotamus children's series, … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Hazel Edwards
Child of Africa... About the Book: After returning from Afghanistan, ex-British marine Joss Brennan embraces living as a double amputee, but he finds life at his safari lodge near Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, not quite as idyllic as when he left. Peta de Longe is a big game veterinarian and no stranger to hard decisions. … Continue reading Book Review: Child of Africa by T.M. Clark
Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women... AUTHOR: Kate Forsyth ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Carrington About: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt Disney studios. Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were meant for young women as they grew away … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth
To celebrate and recognise the impact of writing by Australian women, The Stella Prize want to hear about the books that have inspired you this past year – your Stella Sparks. A Stella Spark is a book by an Australian woman that has struck a spark for you: what have you read in … Continue reading #StellaSpark
I'm looking forward to reading lots of books this year and have set a personal target for 100. There's a few standout titles by authors I love being released in the first half of 2018, and I've been quietly saving the covers into a folder called 'Anticipated Reads'. There's 10 covers in there now, so … Continue reading My Reading Life: 10 Anticipated Reads
The Tides Between... About: In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bridie’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairy tales to the far side … Continue reading Book Review: The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett