Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020).

The Stockman's Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 18 May 2020** In the small town of Little Heart, Juliette and Joel are drawn together after being targeted by bullies. But when the bullying takes… Continue reading The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020).

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

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020).

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** When Shirley signs her 83 year old husband Frank out of the nursing home, she has no intention of bringing him back. For 57 years the couple has shared love, happiness and heartbreak. Frank's dementia means he does not always know who Shirley… Continue reading The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020).

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

The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020).

The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** When Isabel first moves to Riley, it looks like any other small outback town. The town relies on the local hospital which Dean, Issy's husband, has been called in to investigate and perhaps close. Issy is a psychologist with a toddler and decides… Continue reading The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020).

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

The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020).

The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Everyone knows the school drop-off rules: 'kiss & go doesn't mean 'sit & scroll Insta'; activewear is allowed but pj pants are not; don't piss off the Alpha mum. Lizzie, Megan and Sam don't play by the rules. Lizzie is a… Continue reading The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020).

Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020). (Rose Hill ; #2) **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel; published 20 April 2020** Dairy farmer Tabitha has a heart of gold and is everyone's best mate. Despite facing some serious challenges, she's built… Continue reading Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020).

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

Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020).

Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** After enduring months of drought on their modest farm, Dimple and Ruthie face uncertain times. Ruthie has received bad news about her health. When a wealthy landowner, Wally, makes comments on the radio that small farmers are doomed and they should leave the land… Continue reading Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Fremantle Press for providing a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 1 September 2020** After the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother's abandoned house.… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring. When her estranged sister Lily returns in fear for her life, Juliet suspects something sinister.… Continue reading Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).

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

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020).

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** 1959. Grace is a young mother with 4 children under 4. It's all she's ever wanted but Grace struggles with her dark thoughts after childbirth. She pours her fears into a notebook, hiding them from her husband Patrick. When Grace falls… Continue reading Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020).

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

The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde Hinton. (2020).

The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde Hinton. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** Miss Kaye works at The Institute. A place for the damaged, the outliers, the not-quite rights. Everyone has different strategies to deal with the residents. Miss Kaye found that simply being herself was mostly the right thing to do. Susie was… Continue reading The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde Hinton. (2020).