March 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: One Enchanted Evening by Charlotte Smith

The Blurb (from Booktopia) Every woman has a dress that reminds her of one unforgettable evening … Charlotte Smith owns literally thousands. Having lived life to the full in London, Paris and New York, when she settled in Australia she inherited a [...]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean

The Blurb (From Goodreads): The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

The Blurb (From Goodreads): Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic

The Blurb (From Goodreads): Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside – watching, picking up telltale signs people hide in […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Blurb (From Goodreads): The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

The Blurb (From Goodreads): Set in a fading family estate nestled within the Chiltern Hills, this is the story of two summers, sixty years apart, woven […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Verity Sparks, Lost and Found by Susan Green

The Blurb (From Goodreads): Melbourne. 1879. Verity Sparks has found her father. But she has lost her gift – the ability to find lost things. Papa […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved he Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette by Deborah Cadbury

The Blurb (From Goodreads): In 1793, when Marie-Antoinette was beheaded at the guillotine, she left her adored eight-year-old son imprisoned in the Temple Tower. Far from […]
January 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly on A Pin by Alannah Hill

The Blurb (From Goodreads): Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other. Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, […]