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: No Hard Feelings by Genevieve Novak

About the Book: Hungover, underpaid and overwhelmed, this isn't where Penny expected to be as she reached her late twenties. A sharp, smart and witty look at adulting - Fleabag meets Sorrow and Bliss with a splash of Dolly Alderton. Penny can't help but compare herself to her friends. Annie is about to become a … Continue reading Book Review: No Hard Feelings by Genevieve Novak

Book Review: To the Sea by Nikki Crutchley

About the Book: Keep a secret. Tell a lie. Protect the family. At all costs. A compulsively readable suspense thriller from Ngaio Marsh Award shortlisted author, Nikki Crutchley, which will keep you guessing and reading up until late into the night. Iluka has been the only home that 18-year-old Ana has ever known. The beautiful … Continue reading Book Review: To the Sea by Nikki Crutchley