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 Last Train by Sue Lawrence

The Last Train... About the Book: Sue Lawrence serves up a brilliant historical mystery, meticulously researched and densely plotted, with plenty of twists and a gripping climax. At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Book Review: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Bingo!

Winter Garden... About: Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colours comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Meredith and Nina Whitson are … Continue reading Book Review: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Bingo!

New Release Book Review: Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson

Stella and Margie... About: A beautiful novel about two women - a generation apart - thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another. Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson

New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

The Sisters' Song... About: As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. In Nora, she sees herself, the artist she was never allowed to be. As Nora … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

New Release Book Review: The Secret Vineyard by Loretta Hill

The Secret Vineyard... About: A sparkling romantic comedy about trust after betrayal, hope after regret, and falling in love after vowing never ever to do it again . . . Single mum Grace has no plans - and no spare time - to fall in love again. Until she moves to her ex-husband's secret vineyard … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Secret Vineyard by Loretta Hill

Quick Shots Book Review: Mothers and Daughters by Kylie Ladd

Mothers and Daughters... About: Four mothers. Four teenage daughters. An isolated tropical paradise with no internet or mobile phone reception. What could possibly go wrong? There's tension, bitchiness, bullying, sex, drunken confessions, bad behaviour and breakdowns - and wait till you see what the teenagers get up to... How can we let our daughters go … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Mothers and Daughters by Kylie Ladd

New Release Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

Ache... About: A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she's going … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones