Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018). **5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1899. Emma has been estranged from her older sister for almost 20 years, ever since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So it is a shock when Caroline invites Emma to visit with the condition of tutoring her shy niece Isadora… Continue reading The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).

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Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019

Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).

Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog Scout and his voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make through each day. He was left blind after a bullet to the head two years ago and is caught… Continue reading Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).

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

The Ex by Nicola Moriarty. (2019).

The Ex by Nicola Moriarty. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Georgia feels like Luke is 'the one' and that she deserves someone like him to make her feel loved and safe. The only problem is Luke's ex, Cadence. Luke says she is having trouble moving on and constantly texts him, and then Georgia starts… Continue reading The Ex by Nicola Moriarty. (2019).

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

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Three generations of women, three heartbreaking choices, one unforgettable story. 1969: Free spirit hippie Jess had no intention of falling for a soldier but sometimes we can't stop these things. 1989: Jess's daughter Jamie just wants a simple life with marriage, children… Continue reading Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).

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

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern. (2019).

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums? Lexie dashed to the local shops for six minutes, leaving Bella at playgroup. But when she returns, Bella is gone. Police and media descend on the tiny village near Canberra and… Continue reading Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern. (2019).

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

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019). (Don Tillman; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Don and Rosie are back in Australia after a decade in New York and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school because he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don has spent… Continue reading The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Lori is taking her kids to school when the police find her to deliver the news that her brother Scott has been injured and hospitalised in a hit and run. Lori hasn't seen Scott in decades but seems to be his only contact. But… Continue reading Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1851: after the death of her father, Eve is destitute. Unfortunate circumstances see her deported to the colony of NSW. But here fortune smiles on her in the shape of a respectable job offer. At the same time the fiery and… Continue reading In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Willa is 8 in 1965 when she receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and instructions: "one ocean: plant in the backyard". When she does, she creates a time slip to meet her future selves... Willa is 33 in… Continue reading A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

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

Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019).

Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After the shocking violent death of her husband, Callie retreats to a cottage in the grounds of an old mansion in Tasmania. The locals seem fairly friendly, particularly horseman Connor Atherton and his siblings on the nearby Calico Lodge. But the mansion has a… Continue reading Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019).