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

Small Blessings by Emily Brewin. (2018).

Small Blessings by Emily Brewin. (2018). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Rosie doesn't trust people. This is related to her violent ex Joel, who is out of jail now. Rosie is determined he won't find her or their 11 year old son. Isobel is starting to find the cost of success too high. Her impressive… Continue reading Small Blessings by Emily Brewin. (2018).

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

How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan. (2018).

How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother, but can she tell her daughters why? Lauren and Jenna are very close sisters and as children decided to keep a devastating secret from their mother, but is it time to tell her?… Continue reading How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan. (2018).

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

On the Same Page by Penelope Janu. (2018).

On the Same Page by Penelope Janu. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Miles is a lawyer but she is also secretly a historical romance author under a pen name, Emma. Her assistant covertly enters one of Emma's books into an Australian literary competition and it wins, resulting in Miles's life being turned upside down.… Continue reading On the Same Page by Penelope Janu. (2018).

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

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019).

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In 2019, Alice struggles with supporting all of her family while also caring for her son Eddie who has autism spectrum disorder. Her grandmother is dying and has asked Alice to go to Poland to discover what happened to those she… Continue reading The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. (2019).

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

The Girl on the Page by John Purcell. (2018).

The Girl on the Page by John Purcell. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Amy is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor who has made her fortune turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child. Her new task is to collect a bestseller from literary giant Helen. Helen was given a seven figure… Continue reading The Girl on the Page by John Purcell. (2018).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Fear Of Falling by Cath Staincliffe. (2018).

Fear Of Falling by Cath Staincliffe. (2018). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Lydia and Bel have been best friends for years. Bel becomes pregnant by accident and ends up having a fraught relationship with her daughter Freya. Lydia struggles with infertility before choosing to adopt with her husband Mac. Chloe proves to be a more… Continue reading Fear Of Falling by Cath Staincliffe. (2018).

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

Saving You by Charlotte Nash. (2019).

Saving You by Charlotte Nash. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Three escaped pensioners. One single mother. A road trip to rescue her son. Mallory and her son Harry are a little family unit after Harry's dad Duncan left them to work in New York. But then Duncan fails to return Harry after a visit… Continue reading Saving You by Charlotte Nash. (2019).

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

How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann. (2019).

How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Emma has just given birth to her second child when she finds out her husband has also just fathered a newborn with another woman. Things get tricky fast when he leaves her for the woman and then they soon move in… Continue reading How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann. (2019).

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

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017).

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017). *Young Adult* **5 out of 5 stars** Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and her posh high school in the suburbs. The line between the two blurs when Starr is the only witness to her unarmed friend being fatally shot by… Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017).

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

The Secrets We Keep by Shirley Patton. (2018).

The Secrets We Keep by Shirley Patton. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In 1986 social worker Aimer moves to the mining town of Kalgoorlie to work and for a fresh start. She likes her new colleagues and is drawn to one of her cases, the Steele family. But Aimee has a dark secret and… Continue reading The Secrets We Keep by Shirley Patton. (2018).