Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020).

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Anna's world was shattered 3 years ago when her husband Spencer was killed in an accident. Everyone thinks it's time she moved on, but how? On New Year's Eve she calls Spencer's old phone just to hear his voicemail. But to her surprise,… Continue reading The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021).

The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Derek's daughter Debbie is getting married but he's in Yarrandarrah Correctional Centre for embezzling, and thanks to his ex he hasn't spoken to Debbie in years. He wants to make a grand gesture but what? His weekly prison sewing circle soon… Continue reading The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020).

Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1987. A small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including the bride and groom, drive to the beach. There is an accident; 3 survive, 3 die. The lives of the families are shattered… Continue reading Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Welcome to the Emporium of Imagination, an unusual shop that travels the world offering vintage gifts to repair broken dreams and extraordinary phones to contact lost loved ones. But on arrival in the tiny town of Boonah, the store's custodian Earlatidge realises… Continue reading The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021). **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; published 7 July 2021** Meet Mercy, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately this is made worse by the fact she… Continue reading The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Paula is a dedicated suburban GP, who is devastated by the murder of her best friend Stacey as well as her two children by Stacey's estranged husband. Stacey and the kids had been staying with her and Paula is haunted by the thought… Continue reading The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020). (First published as Sixty Seconds in 2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Finn and Bridget, with their sons Jarrah and Toby, have moved from Hobart to subtropical Australia. They still feel like foreigners and are adjusting when one morning, tragedy strikes. In the devastating aftermath,… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** Lawrence is a bright, caring, curious boy with a gift for painting. He lives with his mother and younger brother with a promising future ahead. But when he is 10, an experience of betrayal takes it all away and Lawrence is left to deal… Continue reading Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were 18. Now in their thirties, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday night pub quiz is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have… Continue reading Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles. Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but wine helps. Andrea is questioning how happy her marriage is. Darren is… Continue reading You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).