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

This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann. (2021).

This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Molly's a millennial home organiser about to have her first baby. Obviously her mum, Annie, will help with the childcare - everyone else's parents are doing it. But Annie's dreams of music stardom have been on hold for 35 years, paused… Continue reading This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann. (2021).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The Sight of You by Holly Miller. (2020).

The Sight of You by Holly Miller. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** Would you choose love if you knew how it would end? Joel is afraid of the future. Since he was a child he's been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions of what's going to happen - the good and… Continue reading The Sight of You by Holly Miller. (2020).

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

Close to Home by Janet Gover. (2021).

Close to Home by Janet Gover. (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 3 February 2021** Aunt Alice loves her small Australian town; she has rarely left it, knows everyone and is related to most… Continue reading Close to Home by Janet Gover. (2021).

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

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020).

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Eliza grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother but with the constant support of her two godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. She always felt loved and secure until a tragic event occurred just before she turned 18. 13 years… Continue reading The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertree Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once home to a thriving town, only an enigmatic Art Deco hotel remains - and an unsolved mystery. In 1948, Cara Black… Continue reading The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

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

All We Dream by Pamela Cook. (2021).

All We Dream by Pamela Cook. (2021). (A revised and retitled edition of Essie's Way, published 2013). **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** When successful Sydney lawyer Miranda searches for something old to go… Continue reading All We Dream by Pamela Cook. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Two Questions by Danielle Murray. (2020).

Two Questions by Danielle Murray. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Changing countries for love...is it worth it? Would you do it again? Tish Louise, World War II war bride. Meg. Lucie. And… Continue reading Two Questions by Danielle Murray. (2020).

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

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020).

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control. A… Continue reading The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020).

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

Honeybee by Craig Silvey. (2020).

Honeybee by Craig Silvey. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Late in the night, 14 year old Sam steps onto a quiet overpass to end his life. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man named Vic is there to do the same. The two see each other across the void, a… Continue reading Honeybee by Craig Silvey. (2020).

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

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (2020).

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** Dawn knows everything there is to know about dying. As a death doula she specialises in helping her clients make peace with the end of their lives. But she is forced to confront her own mortality when a plane trip goes… Continue reading The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (2020).