Series Feature: The Belleville Family Saga by J Mary Masters

My Thoughts: Spanning three books and set from 1942 through to the 1950s, the Belleville family series is classic Australian town and country drama, with a distinctive atmosphere of bygone days. Dramatic and absorbing, this series will take you on an emotional journey through the lives of one family, offering up a true saga opportunity … Continue reading Series Feature: The Belleville Family Saga by J Mary Masters

Book Review (kind of, more like a chapter): White Horses by Rachael Treasure

White Horses (Chapter One)... About the Book: From one of Australia's bestselling and much-loved authors comes a sweeping, powerful story of a young woman who has to overcome terrible loss and trauma to find the courage to live life on her terms. Following the disappearance of her mother when she was just a young child, … Continue reading Book Review (kind of, more like a chapter): White Horses by Rachael Treasure

Book Review: The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones

The Boy with Blue Trousers... About the Book: 1856, China In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones

Book Review: What Empty Things Are These by J. L. Crozier

What Empty Things Are These... About the Book: In 1860s Britain there is nothing unusual in a man beating his wife. When George Hadley’s aggression triggers his own stroke and coma, his wife discovers all she thinks of as hers is to pass to her young son Toby. Adelaide seems as powerless as her ladies’ … Continue reading Book Review: What Empty Things Are These by J. L. Crozier

Book Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

The Blue Rose... About the Book: Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Viviane de Faitaud has grown up alone at the Chateau de Belisama-sur-le-Lac in Brittany, for her father, the Marquis de Ravoisier, lives at … Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko

Claire Malone Changes the World... About the Book: A new generation of children… They are not afraid of taking responsibilities any more, but they are rather keen on addressing problems. Claire is one of them. The moment she sees the broken swing and the cracked slide in the children’s park in her neighbourhood, she decides … Continue reading Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko