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Review: Starcrossed by Minnie Darke

Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world. I read the first chapter of this book as soon as it arrived and didn’t want to stop. Alas, … Continue reading

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Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

This was my first read of the new year. At the time I was in Europe visiting family and about a few days out from travelling to London (and reading on my e-reader). I always hope to catch snow when … Continue reading

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Review: First We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson

  I was really drawn to this book, FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL for the title and the beautiful cover. It’s the idea that we can change our perspective and alter the way we approach and manage a situation. … Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine except that she isn’t. Not at all. The problem is she doesn’t seem to know it. I loved this book. Eleanor is a seemingly straight forward character, a lonely, socially isolated woman who follows a … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

Often when I sit down to write a review of a great book, I am faced with a dilemma; how do I capture the essence of this fabulous book and do the book justice, in just a few words. I … Continue reading

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Review: How To Be Perfect By Holly Wainwright

If you thought that Elle Campbell would slink off into the night at the end of THE MUMMY BLOGGERS, think again! HOW TO BE PERFECT, the second novel from Holly Wainwright, picks up and charges forward into the modern cult … Continue reading

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Review: THE DESERT NURSE by Pamela Hart

THE DESERT NURSE is an epic tale set in wartime Egypt. Readers of Hart’s previous three wartime historical novels will really enjoy the links between the books. (The Soldier’s Wife, The War Bride, A Letter From Italy) Don’t feel you … Continue reading

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Review: BLUEBOTTLE by Belinda Castles

    When I first started to read Bluebottle, by Belinda Castles, the first thing that struck me was the strong sense of place. Set in the northern beaches suburbs of Sydney, the novel begins, There was a house on … Continue reading

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Review: The Love That I Have by James Moloney

When I received book mail this week, I opened my parcel to discover a copy of THE LOVE THAT I HAVE by James Moloney inside. It’s always such a thrill to receive a book, and I cracked it open in … Continue reading

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Review: The Zanzibar Wife by Deborah Rodriguez

    There are times when travelling via book is about as close as I will get to a holiday, and so I was pretty excited to receive The Zanzibar Wife, the latest novel by Deborah Rodriguez of Little Coffee … Continue reading

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