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

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Natalie's life is full, some might say too full. She teaches, runs a farm, has 3 grown daughters who haven't quite got a handle on things, has a reserved husband and a demanding mother-in-law. She is the person everyone depends on. But when… Continue reading The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 24 February 2020** Alice is suddenly single, jobless and living back at home with her parents in a tiny seaside town. And… Continue reading Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2020

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019).

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** The Gleesons live in Gillam, upstate New York. The Stanhopes are their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope (cold, elegant, unstable) wants to be left alone. But their children - Lena's youngest, Kate, and Anne's only child,… Continue reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. (2019).

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).