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).

Australian Author · Misc. Posts · Read-Reviewed-2019

Aussie Author Talent 2019 Edition!

Yes, it's here! My annual Australian Author appreciation post - yay for homegrown talent being shared! Look forward to discovering even more Aussie Authors in 2020. Here is a list (in no particular order) of Australian Authors whose books I've quite enjoyed this year: • Charlotte Nash • Katherine Collette • Anna Snoekstra • Holly… Continue reading Aussie Author Talent 2019 Edition!

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

One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019).

One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance reading copy of this novel; due to be published 16 December 2019** With a failed marriage and her career dreams in tatters, Sarah returns home to Lord Howe Island to help… Continue reading One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Set against the backdrop of an island town in winter, this thriller is told from two perspectives. Kate is a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her husband's secret life. Abby is an island local who is… Continue reading The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1871. Adelaide and her young son live in Maiden's Creek where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role. But her… Continue reading The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 4 years ago in the small town of Birravale, Eliza was murdered and within hours her killer Curtis was caught. But is he really the killer? Jack produces a true crime documentary about the case and his belief Curtis is innocent. Just before the final… Continue reading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).