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 Fragments by Toni Jordan

The Fragments... About the Book: From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love. Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of … Continue reading Book Review: The Fragments by Toni Jordan

New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

We Must Be Brave… About the Book: A novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship – and the astonishing power of love. December, 1940. As German bombs fall on Southampton, the city's residents flee to the surrounding villages. In Upton village, amid the chaos, newly-married Ellen Parr finds a girl sleeping, unclaimed at the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

New Release Book Review: The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

The Orchardist’s Daughter... About the Book: A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife. Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and home-schooled on an apple orchard in south-eastern Tasmania, until an unexpected … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

New Release Book Review: States of Passion by Nihad Sirees

States of Passion… Translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss About the Book: A hapless Aleppo bureaucrat is stranded in the middle of the deserted countryside as a violent storm sets in. When he seeks refuge in an isolated old mansion, inhabited by an aged gentleman and his sinister servant, he begins to uncover a … Continue reading New Release Book Review: States of Passion by Nihad Sirees

New Release Book Review: The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan

The Second Cure… About the Book: Control the brain and you control the world. In a fractured nation, two women are left with a choice – risk all to bring humanity together or let it fall apart. A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan

New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

The Children's House... About the Book: A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, when Jacob is a … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson