Australian Author · Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** It's the eve of Alice's 80th birthday and she wonders if she has sacrificed too much in her life as a scientist, activist and mother. Alice's daughter Sappho is the opposite of Alice, having married young and embraced life as a homemaker. But… Continue reading Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

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

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of… Continue reading The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** After a shocking discovery, Grace leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and… Continue reading The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020).

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's December 1974. Abby and her brother Charlie are driving to their dad's isolated farm on a dark country road when they swerve into the path of another car, forcing it into a tree. The pregnant driver is killed instantly. In the heat of the… Continue reading Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020).

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020). (Cormac Reilly #3). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected things that will prove to be linked by one small town. Detective Cormac faces enemies at work and trouble in his… Continue reading The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020).

The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 23 March 2020** You can choose your friends, but can't choose your neighbors. Food stylist Cara, corporate lawyer Alex and stay-at-home mum Beth couldn't… Continue reading The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Suspense · Thriller

You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Lizzie was 18 when she vanished, and Noah has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend. Noah's brother Tom hasn’t been home in over a decade after leaving under a darkening cloud… Continue reading You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

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

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020).

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** What if the baby you gave birth to belonged to someone else? Grace and Dan are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill for some time - 6 attempts with no baby and their hope is dying. Priya and Nick are… Continue reading The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Romance

Last Bridge Before Home by Lily Malone. (2020).

Last Bridge Before Home by Lily Malone. (2020). (Chalk Hill #3) **4 out of 5 stars** Jaydah has never felt that Chalk Hill is like home. Home is supposed to be safe and her home is anything but. Jaydah knows that Brix has never understood her need for secrets and it's better if he stays… Continue reading Last Bridge Before Home by Lily Malone. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019).

Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019). (Martin Scarsden #2) **4 out of 5 stars** For half a lifetime, journalist Martin has run from his past. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin… Continue reading Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019).