Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

About the Book: 1496 It is the height of the Renaissance and its flowering of intellectual and artistic endeavour, but the city state of Florence is in the grip of fundamentalist preacher Friar Girolamo Savonarola. Its good people believe the Lord speaks through him, just as certainly as the Sun circles the Earth. For Leonarda … Continue reading Book Review: The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt

Book Review: Someone Else’s Child by Kylie Orr

About the Book: A gripping contemporary novel from a magnificent new talent that tackles the almost unbreakable loyalty of female friendships, the generosity of community and the lengths we will go to save a child. Ren will do anything for her best friend, Anna. The news that Anna's daughter Charlotte has terminal brain cancer sends … Continue reading Book Review: Someone Else’s Child by Kylie Orr

Book Review: Dancing with the Enemy by Diane Armstrong

About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Collaborator comes a compelling story of betrayal, collusion, revenge, and redemption set in German-occupied Jersey during World War II. June 1940. ‘It was a perfect June evening that began with hope and ended in despair.’ So begins the journal of Hugh Jackson, a Jersey doctor, whose … Continue reading Book Review: Dancing with the Enemy by Diane Armstrong

Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

Set in rural England, 1989, The Perfect Golden Circle tells the story of two men who set out over the course of a summer to form elaborate crop circle patterns in the wheat fields under the cover of darkness. As their circles become increasingly intricate, their work gathers an international cult like following, pushing them … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

Book Review: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

About the Book: ‘And then there is a scream. Ragged and terrified. A beat of silence even after it stops, until we all seem to realise that the Reading Room Rules no longer apply.’ Hannah Tigone, bestselling Australian crime author, is crafting a new novel that begins in the Boston Public Library: four strangers; Winifred, … Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Book Review: Wildflower by Monique Mulligan

About the Book: 1979 After being bullied at school, Jane Kelly dreads spending the summer holidays alone, friendless. So, when Acacia Miller moves in next door, Jane imagines carefree days of trading secrets and pinkie promises with a new best friend. But as their friendship grows, Acacia remains stubbornly guarded about her home life, and … Continue reading Book Review: Wildflower by Monique Mulligan

Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

About the Book: In the smart Parisian suburb of Maisons-Larue, in the wake of the Paris 2015 terrorist attacks, an au pair is arrested after the sudden and suspicious death of her nine-year-old charge... The truth behind what happened is unravelled through six women: Geraldine, a heartbroken French teacher who struggles to connect with her … Continue reading Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner

About the Book: Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heart-warming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls. Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and … Continue reading Book Review: Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner