Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

About the Book: Sydney, present day. Anna is released into the world after eight years in prison. The entirety of her possessions stuffed into a single plastic bag. The trauma of her past, a much heavier burden to carry. Feeling hopeless, isolated and deeply lonely, Anna attends an alternative support group; The Women’s Circle. But … Continue reading Book Review: The Women’s Circle by Karyn Sepulveda

Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

About the Book: Meet Mercy Blain, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately for Mercy, this goes beyond the disaster it would be for most people: she hasn't been outside that house for two years now. Flung out into the world she's been studiously ignoring, Mercy goes to the only place she can. Her not-quite-ex-husband … Continue reading Book Review: The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock

Blog Tour Book Review: Catch Us The Foxes by Nicola West

About the Book: Ambitious young journalist Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson would do anything to escape the suffocating confines of her small home town. While begrudgingly covering the annual show for the local newspaper, Lo is horrified to discover the mutilated corpse of her best friend – the town's reigning showgirl, Lily Williams. Seven strange symbols have … Continue reading Blog Tour Book Review: Catch Us The Foxes by Nicola West

Blog Tour Book Review: The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly

About the Book: New York, 1897. The richest city in the world. Beautiful, young and privileged, Rose Kingsbury Smith is expected to play by the strict rules of social etiquette, to forfeit all career aspirations and to marry a man of good means. But she has a quietly rebellious streak and is determined to make … Continue reading Blog Tour Book Review: The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly

Book Review: Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

About the Book: Paris, 1944: The war is nearly over, but for members of the Resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid conflict—unlike her bolder sister Yvette, who finds trouble at … Continue reading Book Review: Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Today I warmly welcome Michelle Wright to Behind the Pen, chatting about her debut novel, Small Acts of Defiance. Michelle Wright is an award-winning writer who brings to life a remarkable range of characters, winning many awards, including The Age short story competition. Her collection of short stories, Fine, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Michelle Wright

Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

About the Book: Secrets My Father Kept is a captivating novel about love, sacrifice, secrets and resilience, as the clock inexorably ticks down to a devastating world war. It’s February 1939. As the Führer edges towards an invasion of Poland, total war looms in Europe. However, in Krakow, seventeen-year-old Marie Karska’s primary concern is the … Continue reading Book Review: Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Book Review: Retrospective by Kelly Van Nelson

Retrospective… About the Book: From the #1 bestselling author of Graffiti Lane and Punch and Judy comes another edgy poetry collection packed with explosive emotion and pulsing with candid insights into the underbelly of urban life. Retrospective takes a raw trip down memory lane, delving into the mind of a child navigating the streets of … Continue reading Book Review: Retrospective by Kelly Van Nelson