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

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** It's the eve of Alice's 80th birthday and she wonders if she has sacrificed too much in her life as a scientist, activist and mother. Alice's daughter Sappho is the opposite of Alice, having married young and embraced life as a homemaker. But… Continue reading Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

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

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of… Continue reading The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019).

The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe New Zealand hideaway. Why does he have her name in his wallet? His unexpected arrival takes Julia back 45 years to London, where as an impulsive young woman she first met Benito Moretti… Continue reading The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019).

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

The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020).

The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** Margot didn't want to go home. She had spent all her adult life trying not to look behind. But a text from her sister Lucy brought her back to Somerset. 'I need you.' As Margot, Lucy and their eldest sister, Eve, reunite in… Continue reading The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** 1960. 13-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father’s temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, she hears a visitor at the door and a violent argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, Rebecca’s parents are dead and the visitor… Continue reading The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

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

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020).

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on… Continue reading Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020).

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's December 1974. Abby and her brother Charlie are driving to their dad's isolated farm on a dark country road when they swerve into the path of another car, forcing it into a tree. The pregnant driver is killed instantly. In the heat of the… Continue reading Riptides by Kirsten Alexander. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside. (2020).

The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 18 May 2020** When Dawn is offered a bed at St Jude's Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just… Continue reading The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside. (2020).

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

The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020).

The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 23 March 2020** You can choose your friends, but can't choose your neighbors. Food stylist Cara, corporate lawyer Alex and stay-at-home mum Beth couldn't… Continue reading The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer. (2020).

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

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020).

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** What if the baby you gave birth to belonged to someone else? Grace and Dan are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill for some time - 6 attempts with no baby and their hope is dying. Priya and Nick are… Continue reading The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon. (2020).