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

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke. (2020).

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In Australia, Arie waits impatiently for classical pianist Diana to return from a world tour and is hopeful that she'll finally agree to plan their wedding. On her travels, Diana composes a song for Arie. It's the perfect way to express her… Continue reading The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke. (2020).

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

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. (2020).

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Vanessa was 15 when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now 32 and in the storm of allegations against powerful men in 2017, that teacher (Strane) has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student. Vanessa… Continue reading My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017).

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017). **5 out of 5 stars** Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique, everyone is astounded. Monique is determined to use this opportunity and listens in fascination.… Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017).

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 · 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).

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 · 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).

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

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker. (2020).

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** When Laura discovers an old photo of her grandmother, Lillian, with an intriguing inscription on the back, she heads to the sleepy seaside town of Banksia Bay to learn the truth of Lillian’s past. But when she arrives, Laura finds a… Continue reading The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker. (2020).