Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** 11 year old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde is traditional, hard-working and wants Allegra to become a doctor. Joy is free-spirited, stores her tears in little glass bottles, is… Continue reading Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

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Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Ambitious businesswoman Mae runs Golden Oaks, a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. These women get the best of everything (organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and money), provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby for someone else. Jane is a young… Continue reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Being a mother defines Sarah and she loves it. Every year she's written a birthday letter of love to her daughter Izzy, now seven. And Sarah has finally fallen pregnant with a baby boy. When Sarah collapses, the safe and happy life Izzy knows… Continue reading Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Gabby is the owner of a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up until Krystal approaches her convinced that Gabby has her dead husband's heart.… Continue reading The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).

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

A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019).

A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Alice loved being a mature-age student but now that she's finished her degree and she needs to get a career. But the job market is tough and her partner David is not helping by pushing her about contributing to the mortgage.… Continue reading A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019).

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

The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers. (2019).

The Orchardist's Daughter by Karen Viggers. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** 16 year old Miki grew up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in Tasmania. After a tragedy, she and her brother Kurt are running a takeaway shop in a timber town. Miki longs to make connections and spend more time on her… Continue reading The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers. (2019).

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

After The Party by Cassie Hamer. (2019).

After The Party by Cassie Hamer. (2019). **4.5 stars** Lisa has a lovely life, a gorgeous husband and two beautiful girls (although she would like another child too...). Lisa invites 32 kindy kids for her daughter's birthday; it's compete chaos and at the end of the day there is one child left, Ellie. Ellie has… Continue reading After The Party by Cassie Hamer. (2019).

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

A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy. (2018).

A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Leah and Eve are identical twins with completely different lives and personalities. Leah is a caring, compassionate journalist who would do anything for those she loves including Eve's twin daughters. Eve is a real estate agent struggling with her family life which… Continue reading A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy. (2018).

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

Home Fires by Fiona Lowe. (2019).

Home Fires by Fiona Lowe. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** After a lethal bushfire tore through the little town of Myrtle, Victoria, the town was destroyed. For three of the women, the fire fractured their lives as well as their relationships. 18 months later the town is being restored, but are the new buildings… Continue reading Home Fires by Fiona Lowe. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural

Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. (2019).

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Tilly was a bright, out-going little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved living in Queenie Malone's magnificent Paradise Hotel in Brighton with it's family of misfits and never forgave her mother for sending her away. Now Tilda is… Continue reading Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. (2019).