Bingo! Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is: A funny book  The book in question is Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner.     I enjoyed this novel so much and for the majority of it, was either laughing out loud or … Continue reading Bingo! Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

The 2018 Stella Prize longlist of powerful books by Australian women is: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (Wild Dingo Press) A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan (Text Publishing) Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness by Kate Cole-Adams (Text Publishing) Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia) … Continue reading My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

The Drifter... About the Book: ‘Life isn’t just the breathing part, dear. It’s being here, with you.’ Cate Christie is a drifter, moving restlessly through her carefree youth until tragedy strikes, and her life is changed forever. She flees the city, seeking refuge at her great-aunt Ida’s farm in the wheat fields of Western Australia. … Continue reading Book Review: The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband... About the Book: A charming and witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919. ‘When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O’Connell and Pearl McCleary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was bound to follow.’ It’s September 1919. The war is over, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

New Release Book Review: The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier

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