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).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay... Rose is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are many reasons she should ignore the advertisement… Continue reading Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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

An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins. (2020).

An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** An extraordinary boy. The mother who loves him. The fight of their lives. Julia is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her only son, Jackson,… Continue reading An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins. (2020).

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

Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell. (2020).

Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion's share of parenting her 2 year old, Claudia, Angie barely has time to turn around. She also feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob is slipping away. When Rob faces retrenchment,… Continue reading Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell. (2020).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. (2020).

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Fern works at her local library and has dinner with her twin sister, Rose, three nights a week. She avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. When Rose discovers she cannot… Continue reading The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. (2020).

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

Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns. (2020).

Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** The first time Ashling realises her marriage is on the rocks is when her husband Adrian suggests they try nest parenting; the children stay in the family home while the parents alternate weeks. All Ash wants is her family back together. An offer… Continue reading Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns. (2020).