Australian Author · Misc. Posts · Read-Reviewed-2021

Annual Australian Authors Yearly Talent list – 2021

Every year around this time, I like to do a shoutout to all the Australian Authors whose books I've read for the year, and enjoyed (rated 3.5 or above out of 5 stars). This year there are a whopping 74 Aussie Authors on this list! So in no particular order (and a couple of them… Continue reading Annual Australian Authors Yearly Talent list – 2021

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

The French Gift by Kirsty Manning. (2021).

The French Gift by Kirsty Manning. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot, a former maid from the Riveria is in prison with writer/French Resistance fighter Josephine. They are transferred to a work camp in Germany where the secrets they share will bind them forever. Present-day Paris: Evie lives above her botanical… Continue reading The French Gift by Kirsty Manning. (2021).

Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Falling by T. J. Newman. (2021).

Falling by T. J. Newman. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.… Continue reading Falling by T. J. Newman. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Summer of Serenity by Nicola Marsh. (2021).

Summer of Serenity by Nicola Marsh. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 29 September 2021. Upstanding principal Jy dreads the next 4 weeks: as punishment for challenging his bosses, he's been assigned to assess… Continue reading Summer of Serenity by Nicola Marsh. (2021).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

You Had It Coming by B.M. Carroll. (2021).

You Had It Coming by B.M. Carroll. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** When paramedic Megan is called to the scene of an attempted murder, all she can do is try to save the victim. But she recognises him - she despises him, he destroyed her life. Jess is on her way home when she… Continue reading You Had It Coming by B.M. Carroll. (2021).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie. (2021).

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Summer, 1969. From the moment Jane steps barefoot onto the main stage at Island Folk Festival, her golden hair glinting, her voice soaring into the summer dusk, a star is born- and so is a passionate love story. Jane's band hits the… Continue reading Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie. (2021).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Housemate by Sarah Bailey. (2021).

The Housemate by Sarah Bailey. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** 3 housemates: 1 dead, 1 missing and 1 accused of murder. Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a baffling mystery. Melbourne-based journalist Oli worked on the story originally and 9 years later when the missing housemate turns up dead she is again assigned to it,… Continue reading The Housemate by Sarah Bailey. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall. (2021).

The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** PR executive Gabrielle knows she has an easy life, but after being told she lacks passion she takes ownership of a dilapidated pub in a tiny settlement to prove she can be a success without her privilege. 18 months ago Hayden had… Continue reading The Wattle Seed Inn by Léonie Kelsall. (2021).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea. (2021).

Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Avery, TV host of 'American Events', knows her latest story - a murder mystery laced with sex, tragedy, and betrayal - is ratings gold. With new technology, an ID has been made of a 9/11 victim - Victoria. At the time of her… Continue reading Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea. (2021).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

The River Mouth by Karen Herbert. (2021).

The River Mouth by Karen Herbert. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 15 year old Darren is killed by a gunshot wound to the chest in the Weymouth River. The killer is never found. 10 years later, his mother Sandra's best friend Barbara is found in a dry riverbed near a remote Pilbara road. Barbara's… Continue reading The River Mouth by Karen Herbert. (2021).