April 9, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Van Gogh’s Ear: The True Story – Bernadette Murphy

The Blurb (from Goodreads): In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth.
April 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn

The Blurb (From Goodreads): In the midst of the French Revolution, in 1791, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before thrusting him into the arms of her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. [...]
March 29, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Blurb (from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author [...]
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 […]