Book Review: Is This a Cookbook? Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal

About the Book: Is this a cookbook? Well, it's full of Heston's typically brilliant, delicious and inventive recipes, including green gazpacho, beetroot and pea salad, quinoa with vegetables, Moroccan pasties, hemp panna cotta, banana and parsley smoothie, tomato and coffee muffins, parsnip granola, rice ice cream, sherry vinegar posset, cricket ketchup and thyme and orange … Continue reading Book Review: Is This a Cookbook? Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal

Book Review: The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon

The Jam Queens... About the Book: Award-winning jam maker Aggie is determined to take her Barossa Valley cafe to new heights. She has put the pain of unsuccessful IVF treatments and a broken relationship behind her, and is focused on the many wonderful possibilities life still holds in store. When an invitation to travel across … Continue reading Book Review: The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon

Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

One of the most-asked questions of authors is ‘What inspired you to write this book?’ Some authors hate this question; others don’t. I fall into the latter camp. What inspired me to write Wherever You Go is something I’m passionate about. I could talk about it endlessly and I do, which sometimes earns me a … Continue reading Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

The Cake Maker's Wish... About the Book: When single mum Olivia uproots her young son Darcy from their life in Tasmania for a new start in the English Cotswolds, she isn’t exactly expecting a bed of roses – but nor is she prepared for the challenges that life in the picturesque village throws her way. … Continue reading Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

Author Talks: Josephine Moon – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Love

Love stories are never my first line of narrative in a novel (with the exception of perhaps The Chocolate Promise) but play a secondary, supporting storyline. I knew that my main character of The Cake Maker’s Wish, Olivia Kent, would have a love interest but that was as much as I knew when I began … Continue reading Author Talks: Josephine Moon – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Love

New Release Book Review: The Right Place by Carla Caruso

The Right Place... About the Book: Can the past show you the way home? Charming and memorable, The Right Place is an Australian novel, combining warm romance with family drama and the longing to fit in. With her dreams of dominating Melbourne's fashion scene in tatters, Nella Martini has returned to the last place she … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Right Place by Carla Caruso