Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. (2021).

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments and now that they've sold the family business they can learn to 'relax'. Their 4 adult children are busy with their… Continue reading Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. (2021).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021).

Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** The beautiful Esther Hamilton had a reputation in the small town of Noah Vale, and ended up running away twenty years ago under a cloud of shame. It's now 1955 and following their mother's death, the Hamilton sisters have returned to live near… Continue reading Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny. (2021).

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

The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon. (2021).

The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Award-winning jam maker Angie is determined to take her cafe to new heights after the pain of unsuccessful IVF cycles and a broken relationship. For her mother Valeria's 70th birthday, she is going on a trip across Australia on the Ghan with disgruntled… Continue reading The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon. (2021).

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

Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020).

Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1987. A small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including the bride and groom, drive to the beach. There is an accident; 3 survive, 3 die. The lives of the families are shattered… Continue reading Home Stretch by Graham Norton. (2020).

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

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Welcome to the Emporium of Imagination, an unusual shop that travels the world offering vintage gifts to repair broken dreams and extraordinary phones to contact lost loved ones. But on arrival in the tiny town of Boonah, the store's custodian Earlatidge realises… Continue reading The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

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

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (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 7 July 2021** Meet Mercy, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately this is made worse by the fact she… Continue reading The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

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

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Paula is a dedicated suburban GP, who is devastated by the murder of her best friend Stacey as well as her two children by Stacey's estranged husband. Stacey and the kids had been staying with her and Paula is haunted by the thought… Continue reading The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021).

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars* Malibu: August 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party and anticipation is at fever pitch. Everyone wants an invite to be with the Riva siblings: Nina the talented surfer/supermodel, Jay the championship surfer, Hud the renowned photographer and their adored… Continue reading Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020). (First published as Sixty Seconds in 2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Finn and Bridget, with their sons Jarrah and Toby, have moved from Hobart to subtropical Australia. They still feel like foreigners and are adjusting when one morning, tragedy strikes. In the devastating aftermath,… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

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

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were 18. Now in their thirties, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday night pub quiz is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have… Continue reading Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).