Review: The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

November 2, 2018 | GIRL ON THE PAGE by John Purcell is published by Harper Collins and is available now. RRP $32.99

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 mean, this is a novel after all, and those thousands of words have built upon each other. I don’t have that spa...

Review: THE DESERT NURSE by Pamela Hart

July 26, 2018 | THE DESERT NURSE by Pamela Hart is published by Hachette. RRPTrade $29.99, ebook$9.99, audio $44.99. Available now.

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 have to read those first, though. This book will stand on i...

Review: BLUEBOTTLE by Belinda Castles

July 18, 2018 | Bluebottle by Belinda Castles is published by Allen and Unwin. RRP $29.99, available now.

    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 a honeycomb cliff above the Pacific, perched over a beach in air a...

Review: The Love That I Have by James Moloney

June 7, 2018 | The Love That I Have by James Moloney is published by Harper Collins. RRP $27.99

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 an excited rush, intending to read the first few pages and then move on to other work. But this nove...

Review: The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater

March 22, 2018 | The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater is published by Simon and Schuster. RRP $29.99 (trade) and is available now.

When is a shawl not a shawl? When it is knitted of fine Estonian wool, and each fine thread is stitched with story. When it passes to a new owner with a prayer of good fortune, and the hope in dark times for survival and legacy. When it can pass through the golden band of a weddi...

Review: Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley

July 19, 2017 | Dear Banjo by Sasha Wasley is published by Penguin. RRP $32.99, available now.

When her father falls ill, Willow Patterson is called home from University to take over the running of the family property, Patterson Downs. Running the place has always been her dream, and she has big plans to turn the cattle station to organic and sustainable practice. As she is packing she...

Blog Tour: Fleur McDonald talks about Torn Heart Syndrome

November 4, 2016 | Sapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99, available now.

Today I'm thrilled to welcome Fleur McDonald to LOVEthatBOOK as our guest. Fleur's latest book, SAPPHIRE FALLS is out now. It is a suspenseful, pacy and action packed novel that is also a testament to the resilience of women who live and work in the harsh Australian landscape. Fleur's wond...

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