Book Review: Flight of the Budgerigar by Penny Olsen

About the Book: The Budgerigar is arguably Australia’s best-known bird. At the same time, it is so ubiquitous that not everyone knows that it is Australian. Nor do many realise that the multicoloured bird that comes to mind—not to mention today’s super-sized, extravagantly coiffed show budgie—is as different from the free-living original as a chihuahua … Continue reading Book Review: Flight of the Budgerigar by Penny Olsen

Book Review: 2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson and Candice Fox

About the Book: Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had - catching killers. Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home to LA to bury her estranged father, and discovers that he left her two final surprises. The first is a private detective agency. The second is a teenage half-sister named Baby. When … Continue reading Book Review: 2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson and Candice Fox

Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

About the Book: Three housemates. One dead, one missing and one accused of murder. Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a mystery that has baffled Australians for almost a decade. Melbourne-based journalist Olive Groves worked on the story as a junior reporter and became obsessed by the case. Now, nine years later, the missing housemate turns … Continue reading Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

#BlogTour #BookReview: Echoes of War by Tania Blanchard

About the Book: Set in Mussolini’s Italy amid great upheaval, this is the story of one woman’s determination to find her place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart. Another heart-rending novel inspired by a true story from Australia's bestselling author of The Girl from Munich. Calabria, Italy, 1936 In a remote … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: Echoes of War by Tania Blanchard

Submissions Opens for Heroines Anthology Volume 4

The 2022 Heroines Anthology is now open for submissions of short fiction and poetry. The Heroines Anthology is a collection of stories of women written by women. Works with a particular focus on telling lost women's history, untold stories, and reimagined myths, fairy tales, folklore or legends, or speculative fiction, are particularly encouraged.  The 2022 Heroines … Continue reading Submissions Opens for Heroines Anthology Volume 4

Blog Tour Book Review: The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker

About the Book: A moving and heart-warming story about taking risks and finding a new lease on life, by the bestselling author of The Banksia Bay Beach Shack. Is it ever too late to rewrite your own story? COURAGE In 1950, teenager Anne flees Wattle Island for the big city, where she learns that establishing … Continue reading Blog Tour Book Review: The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker

Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

About the Book: Paris, 1939: While working at the Louvre, Eliane Dufort falls for talented painter Xavier. But when the Nazis occupy the city, Xavier leaves for England and Eliane must send her sisters to the country. Broken-hearted, she finds herself working with the mysterious Rose Valland on a dangerous secret mission for the French … Continue reading Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

Book Review: The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

About the Book: A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic. “Matthew stood on the snowy peak and stared out at the world spread before him. Every picture in his books had been limited by the size … Continue reading Book Review: The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

Book Review: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

About the Book: From the author of the international bestseller Migrations comes a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands. Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team tasked with reintroducing fourteen grey wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, … Continue reading Book Review: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy