Chick Lit · Humour · Read-Reviewed-2019

So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter. (2019).

So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Is anyone's life as perfect as it looks? Beth shows that women really can have it all; Ruby lives life by her own rules; Lauren is living the dream. But. Beth hasn't had sex in a year. Ruby feels like she's failing. Lauren's happiness… Continue reading So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter. (2019).

Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Sanctuary is the perfect town...to hide a secret. Detective Maggie is in town to finalise the tragic accidental death of a star quarterback, Daniel. Then the rumours start; his ex girlfriend Harper is the daughter of a witch, Sarah. And Harper was there when… Continue reading Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In 1980 Elise meets the alluring Constance, quickly falls under her spell and they head to L.A. where Constance's book is being turned into a movie. Connie thrives on the heat and electricity but Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at… Continue reading The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Set against the backdrop of an island town in winter, this thriller is told from two perspectives. Kate is a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her husband's secret life. Abby is an island local who is… Continue reading The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1871. Adelaide and her young son live in Maiden's Creek where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role. But her… Continue reading The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 4 years ago in the small town of Birravale, Eliza was murdered and within hours her killer Curtis was caught. But is he really the killer? Jack produces a true crime documentary about the case and his belief Curtis is innocent. Just before the final… Continue reading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's the 1930s and English Alice has just made an impulsive decision to marry American Bennett. But when she gets to Baileyville, Kentucky where her husband doesn't pay her much attention and is dominated by his father, it isn't the adventure and… Continue reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019).

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1982 in Australia. Housewife Theresa takes up swimming at sunrise to get fit and have a few minutes to herself. Marie, a widower, swims from the same beach as it's her one constant in her new life without her… Continue reading The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

The Artist's Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** In 1992, morning sickness means Jane takes pre-dawn walks which leads her to meet an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose. That woman claims to be Muriel, an infamous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Critics argue that legend rather than ability… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).