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).

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).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017).

Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Catherine was the love of Sean's life but now she is gone. She left behind a box of envelopes, each containing a picture and a cassette tape. Through a series of recordings, Catherine shares their long love story but is it the… Continue reading Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017).

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

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In 1980 Elise meets the alluring Constance, quickly falls under her spell and they head to L.A. where Constance's book is being turned into a movie. Connie thrives on the heat and electricity but Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at… Continue reading The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

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

The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

The Artist's Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** In 1992, morning sickness means Jane takes pre-dawn walks which leads her to meet an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose. That woman claims to be Muriel, an infamous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Critics argue that legend rather than ability… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

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

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever who is never macho… Continue reading Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

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).

Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (2019).

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Nina is a young woman who has her life exactly as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes thinks there is more to life, she just shrugs… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. (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 · 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).