New Release Book Review: Mother’s Day by Fiona McArthur

Mother's Day... About the Book: Burra District Hospital's maternity unit is under threat and will close for births unless a new obstetrician can be found. Midwife Noni Frost needs a miracle. A single mum, Noni lives with her young son, Harley, and her Aunt Win, a free spirit and the beating heart of Burra Guest … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Mother’s Day by Fiona McArthur

Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:   A Book that became a Movie     This is a book that has a slightly different journey to movie in that it was written alongside the creation of the movie, rather than simply having a … Continue reading Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

Book Review: Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves... About the Book: A novel with a crime at its heart, based on the extraordinary life of the author's own grandmother. During the Second World War, Rene Hargreaves leaves her children with her aunt and boards a train without buying a return ticket, so sure is she that she never … Continue reading Book Review: Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik

Book Review: The Afghan Wife by Cindy Davies

The Afghan Wife... About the Book: During the volatile times that followed the Iranian revolution in 1979, Zahra, her husband and son are forced to leave their homeland of Afghanistan with her revolutionary activist cousin, Firzun. Zahra’s life becomes embroiled with Firzun’s, as her cousin joins the violent opposition to the new regime in Iran. … Continue reading Book Review: The Afghan Wife by Cindy Davies

New Release Book Review: The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut... About the Book: Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.   In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton