February 5, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Barbed Wire & Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

5 August, 1944: Over 1000 Japanese soldiers attempt to break out of the No. 12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured and imprisoned, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing defeat. But one soldier, Hiroshi, determined to avoid either fate, manages to escape [...]
May 30, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart

It's all a grand adventure when English Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to barge in uninvited on their eccentric Great-Aunt Harriet—despite a long-standing family rule strictly forbidding unannounced visits.
May 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Love or Nearest Offer by Adele Geras

What if your estate agent could find you not just your perfect house, but your perfect job, your perfect partner... your perfect new life? On paper, Iris Atkins is an estate agent, but she's not just good at finding suitable houses for her clients.
May 23, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Season of Storm by Susannah Kearsley

When Celia Sands arrives at a remote Italian villa to star in the first performance of a deceased playwright's masterpiece, she is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play -- and to her compelling, compassionate employer.
May 8, 2019

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship, for anyone who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Keeper of Lost Things and Three Things about Elsie. It's never too late to grow old disgracefully ...The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village.
October 9, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

The Blurb (From Goodreads): The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that […]