Advance Readers Copy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020).

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 20 January 2020** Luella and Effie live in a large family mansion near the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. The sisters… Continue reading The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

Up on Horseshoe Hill by Penelope Janu. (2019).

Up on Horseshoe Hill by Penelope Janu. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review** Jemima (or Jet) loves her home, her horses, her job as a farrier and her independence. Life hasn't been kind to her… Continue reading Up on Horseshoe Hill by Penelope Janu. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2020

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019).

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** The Gleesons live in Gillam, upstate New York. The Stanhopes are their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope (cold, elegant, unstable) wants to be left alone. But their children - Lena's youngest, Kate, and Anne's only child,… Continue reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (2019).

The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** It's 1705 in Blois, and the château of Duc Hugo simmers with rivalry and intrigue. Henriette is one of five mistresses… Continue reading The Orange Grove by Kate Murdoch. (2019).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook. (2019).

Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Tessa is living a married and child-free life in Sydney when she receives the news that her childhood friend Skye has died. It's time for Tessa to honour her promise to become foster-mother to Skye's 10 year old daughter, Grace. To reduce Grace's… Continue reading Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook. (2019).

Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense

The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale. (2019).

The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Charlie's heart stops when she sees on a dating app a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver. Surely she must be mistaken, she only got a glimpse...but she can't let it go because she's the one who took… Continue reading The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020).

The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance reading copy of this novel; due to be published 20 January 2020** It's 1945 and Evelyn Bell is secretly dismayed to return to her rigid domestic life after the thrill… Continue reading The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner. (2020).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Science Fiction

Body Tourists by Jane Rogers. (2019).

Body Tourists by Jane Rogers. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** When the rich die, their minds are stored digitally. In a private clinic in London, a scientist, Luke, has worked out how to transfer these digital identities into the sleeping bodies of young volunteers. There are opportunities abound: wrongs to be righted, fathers to… Continue reading Body Tourists by Jane Rogers. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019).

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Nat is an art student in New York City struggling to pay her bills. Cue a friend's suggestion: why not find a sugar daddy who will pay her for dates and possibly a monthly allowance (sexual favours optional). Gabe, a handsome finance attorney, seems… Continue reading The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019).

Non-Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television by Louis Theroux. (2019).

Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television by Louis Theroux. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Louis takes the reader on a journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. He has created his own documentary style that has seen him immersed in the worlds of paranoid US militias… Continue reading Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television by Louis Theroux. (2019).