New Release Book Review: How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

How to be Second Best… About the Book: A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously … Continue reading New Release Book Review: How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka... About the Book: When Sara Rose returns to live in her recently deceased grandmother’s Tasmanian cottage, her past and that of her mother and grandmother is ever-present. Sara’s grandmother, Nina Barsova, a Russian post-war immigrant, lovingly raised Sara in the cottage at the foot of Mt Wellington but without ever explaining why Sara’s own … Continue reading Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

New Release Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton... About the Book: The most memorable moments of Grace Atherton’s life have always been remembered as though set to music. The simple melody of running her violin shop, and her love affair with David, with their wonderful interludes in Paris, which feels like there is a full-blown orchestra … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies... About the Book: For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-year letter titled 'Hello from the Gillespies'. It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself – she tells the truth... From the bestselling author of The … Continue reading Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

New Release Book Review: Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Just After Midnight... About the Book: From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears. No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde