Today I warmly welcome USA author Barbara Quinn to Behind the Pen. She's here to talk about a few of her favourites along with her latest release, The Summer Springsteen's Songs Saved Me. Over to you Barbara... What is your favourite…and why… Character from one of your books? Sofia, from my latest novel … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Barbara Quinn
The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge… About the Book: 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier
Redemption Point... About the book: #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . . When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Redemption Point by Candice Fox
I'm so thrilled to be able to pay it forward to steadfast Australian Women Writers Challenge supporter Kali Napier. Her debut novel, The Secrets at Ocean's Edge, is releasing on Tuesday so here's an interview I did with her for AWW to pique your interest. I loved this novel so finding out more from Kali … Continue reading Sunday Spotlight with Kali Napier author of The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge
White Gum Creek... About the Book: A romantic and uplifting tale about two people haunted by their pasts, played out against an authentically vivid rural backdrop. Nick Langtree has lived reclusively on his farm, Winters Hill, ever since the tragic death of his wife. On the occasional trip into nearby White Gum Creek he keeps … Continue reading New Release Book Review: White Gum Creek by Nicole Hurley-Moore
The Last Train... About the Book: Sue Lawrence serves up a brilliant historical mystery, meticulously researched and densely plotted, with plenty of twists and a gripping climax. At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence
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?