My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 1

I've decided this year to do a series of checking in posts for my Australian Women Writers Challenge. I started off last year marking off every ten books, but then I would forget and have to mark off twenty and then life would become chaotic, causing me to forget again until before I knew, I had reached the end of … Continue reading My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 1

New Release Book Review: This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan

This Is How It Ends... About the Book: This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how will it end?     My Thoughts: … Continue reading New Release Book Review: This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan

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

New Release Book Review: Redemption Point by Candice Fox

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

New Release Book Review: White Gum Creek by Nicole Hurley-Moore

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

New Release Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

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