Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

The Diamond Hunter... About the Book: When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine’s care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. … Continue reading Book Review: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

Book Review: Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley

Maggie’s Going Nowhere… About the Book: Maggie’s Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine. If you enjoy Fleabag, you'll adore Maggie! 'A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but … Continue reading Book Review: Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley

Ready, Set, Go! Reading Challenges for 2020

For 2020, I'm planning on four challenges and one regular meme. I'm continuing with my personal creation, #TheClassicsEight, in which I aim to read eight classics from my own shelves over the course of the year. #AWW2020 is a given. For those who aren't aware, I coordinate the challenge and editorial team, while also functioning … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go! Reading Challenges for 2020

Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Remembering Bob... About the Book: A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter Bob Hawke's death in May 2019 sparked national mourning across the country as we remembered just how important Bob had been in the shaping of modern Australia. In … Continue reading Book Review: Remembering Bob by Sue Pieters-Hawke

Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Cry of the Firebird... About the Book: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South African-born Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has been in the thick … Continue reading Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

#BlogTour: Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine’s Garden... About the Book: A captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon … Continue reading #BlogTour: Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Weekend... About the Book: The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They … Continue reading Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood