My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel that repeatedly shows up as a favourite for so many readers and writers. In fact, in my own interview series, Behind the Pen, many interviewees have cited Little Women as a childhood favourite. Likewise, in the Australian Women Writers historical fiction Sunday Spotlight interviews, a standard question I ask is … Continue reading My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

Stone Circle... About: Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.When a competition is … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

New Release Book Review: The Long and Winding Way to the Top by Andrew P Street

The Long and Winding Way to the Top 50 (or so) songs that made Australia...   About: Australia likes to celebrate its musical heritage, but there are so many stories that haven't been told. 'Andrew tells us things about the songs that we might not know and things about the songs that no one should … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Long and Winding Way to the Top by Andrew P Street

New Release Book Review: Six Ways to Sunday by Karly Lane

Six Ways to Sunday… About: When city naturopath Rilee Summers meets gorgeous farmer Dan Kincaid, sparks fly. A whirlwind romance follows, and the next thing Rilee knows she's married and living on her husband's family property in a small rural community. Never one to shy from a challenge, Rilee is determined to win over her … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Six Ways to Sunday by Karly Lane

Quick Shots Book Review: Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman

Evergreen Falls... About: A long-forgotten secret, a scandalous attraction and a place where two women's lives are changed forever - Evergreen Falls is the captivating new novel from Kimberley Freeman. 1926: Violet Armstrong is one of the few remaining members of staff working at the grand Evergreen Spa Hotel as it closes down over winter. Only a … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman

My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi

In case you hadn’t yet guessed, I have a literary love of the saga series, the ones where each book is around the 500 to 700 page mark with the content spanning decades and generations through the entwined lives of one family. A little bit like Downton Abbey but in book form, which is probably … Continue reading My Reading Life: The Spoils of Time Series by Penny Vincenzi

Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

The Good Sister... About: Two Isobels. A lifetime of regret. A love that spans the years In 1938, as the world hurtled towards war, twenty-year-old Isobel MacDonald fell madly in love. But fate and her own actions conspired to deny her the happiness she yearned for. Many years later, plagued with regrets and with a … Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen