Book Review: The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd

The First Time Lauren Pailing Died... About the Book: Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies. Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. And each time she dies, new lives begin for … Continue reading Book Review: The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd

Book Review (kind of, more like a chapter): White Horses by Rachael Treasure

White Horses (Chapter One)... About the Book: From one of Australia's bestselling and much-loved authors comes a sweeping, powerful story of a young woman who has to overcome terrible loss and trauma to find the courage to live life on her terms. Following the disappearance of her mother when she was just a young child, … Continue reading Book Review (kind of, more like a chapter): White Horses by Rachael Treasure

Book Review: The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones

The Boy with Blue Trousers... About the Book: 1856, China In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones

Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods

Love and Other Battles… About the Book: Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story. 1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier ... but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop. 1989: Jess's daughter, Jamie, dreams of a simple life - marriage, children, stability … Continue reading Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods

Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

The Other Half of Augusta Hope… About the Book: Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta … Continue reading Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

Book Review: The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair

The Cinema at Starlight Creek… About the Book: A heart-stirring novel of loss, love and new hope set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s Hollywood and a small Australian country town. How far would you go to follow your dream? Queensland, 1994: When location manager Claire Montgomery arrives in rural Queensland to work on a … Continue reading Book Review: The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair