Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls... About the Book: It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her … Continue reading Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Review: Meet Me At Lennon’s by Melanie Myers

Meet Me At Lennon’s... About the Book: As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham – a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer – she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mangroves on the … Continue reading Book Review: Meet Me At Lennon’s by Melanie Myers

Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

Behind the Pen and New Release Book Review It gives me great pleasure to highlight the latest historical fiction release by Natasha Lester, The French Photographer, with a Behind the Pen interview and review as part of the Hachette Australia blog tour. The French Photographer: Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue … Continue reading Blog Tour: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

We Must Be Brave… About the Book: A novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship – and the astonishing power of love. December, 1940. As German bombs fall on Southampton, the city's residents flee to the surrounding villages. In Upton village, amid the chaos, newly-married Ellen Parr finds a girl sleeping, unclaimed at the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

New Release Book Review: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

The Hollow Bones… About the Book: The Hollow Bones implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not-too-distant history. 'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this: how … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

New Release Book Review: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The Things We Cannot Say… About the Book: 2019 Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer