Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Natalie's life is full, some might say too full. She teaches, runs a farm, has 3 grown daughters who haven't quite got a handle on things, has a reserved husband and a demanding mother-in-law. She is the person everyone depends on. But when… Continue reading The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020

True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019).

True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1988 in Western Australia. After betraying the Knights bikie gang, 17 year old Lee flees to Perth with nothing left to lose. Working as a tow truck driver, he is captured by right-wing extremists whose combination of seduction and blackmail keeps him on… Continue reading True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 24 February 2020** Alice is suddenly single, jobless and living back at home with her parents in a tiny seaside town. And… Continue reading Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1959 and Rosie is leaving her home in Ireland for Australia to be with her husband. She soon discovers their is no room for her or their young son in her husband's life in Kings Cross. As their marriage crumbles, Rosie… Continue reading Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

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).

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).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense

The House of Brides by Jane Cockram. (2019).

The House of Brides by Jane Cockram. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Miranda has been having a rough time; her successful career as a social media influencer has crashed after the controversial flop of her fertility app. Humiliated, she has moved home and misses her mother Tessa who died years ago. Tessa wrote a… Continue reading The House of Brides by Jane Cockram. (2019).