The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter... About the Book: In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet “A” upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that … Continue reading The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

Allegra in Three Parts… About the Book: ‘I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.’ Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one … Continue reading Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

Book Review: The Duchess’s Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

The Duchess’s Tattoo... About the Book: Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. In "The Duchess’s Tattoo", Cora … Continue reading Book Review: The Duchess’s Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

Book Review: The Forgotten Letters Of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

The Forgotten Letters Of Esther Durrant... About the Book: 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the … Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Letters Of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Book Review: The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair

The Cinema at Starlight Creek… About the Book: A heart-stirring novel of loss, love and new hope set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s Hollywood and a small Australian country town. How far would you go to follow your dream? Queensland, 1994: When location manager Claire Montgomery arrives in rural Queensland to work on a … Continue reading Book Review: The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair