Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022

The Tricky Art of Forgiveness by Meredith Jaffé. (2022).

The Tricky Art of Forgiveness by Meredith Jaffé. (2022). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 2 March 2022** Diana is in the midst of planning the Big Party - her husband Will's 60th birthday and… Continue reading The Tricky Art of Forgiveness by Meredith Jaffé. (2022).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022

A Family of Strangers by Fiona Lowe. (2022).

A Family of Strangers by Fiona Lowe. (2022). **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 2 March 2022** Addy is desperately trying to get a promotion so singing in Rookery Cove's choir isn't great timing but… Continue reading A Family of Strangers by Fiona Lowe. (2022).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Romance

Snowy Mountains Cattleman by Alissa Callen. (2022).

Snowy Mountains Cattleman by Alissa Callen. (2022). (A Bundilla novel; #2) **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 2 February 2022** Interior stylist Grace has come to the mountains for solitude and to heal emotionally. She… Continue reading Snowy Mountains Cattleman by Alissa Callen. (2022).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022

Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green. (2021).

Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Far North Queensland, 1993. At 74, former cane farmer Grace Maud is feeling her age, her isolation, and thinks the best of life may be behind her. High school teacher Patricia has given up on her dreams of travel and adventure… Continue reading Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2022

The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland. (2021).

The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland. (2021). **4 out of stars** Sylvie is a lover of words and a collector of stories but she has no words for that night at the lighthouse. What happened to cleave her apart from her best friend Kase? Sylvie misses their connection so when Kase invites her to the… Continue reading The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland. (2021).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Romance

Someone I Used To Know by Paige Toon. (2021).

Someone I Used To Know by Paige Toon. (2021). **5 out of 5 stars** Then. At 15, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles, Leah finds herself drawn to him. Wealthy Theo has joined them at state school after leaving boarding school. When their worlds collide, the… Continue reading Someone I Used To Know by Paige Toon. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2022

The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker. (2021).

The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In 1950, teenager Anne flees Wattle Island for the big city, but it isn't ready. When a secret she's been keeping is discovered, she has no choice but to go home. But when tragedy strikes, establishing the Wattle Island Book Club… Continue reading The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2022

The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans. (2021).

The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Beth's daughter Cleo and Shirley's son Daniel used to be married. Now Cleo is in jail for supposedly breaching a restraining order while Daniel cares for their 4-year-old daughter Avery. When Shirley suspects Daniel is harming Avery, she enlists Beth's… Continue reading The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans. (2021).

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

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021).

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Thomas and Viv have a picture perfect family: affluent and attractive, two well-mannered thriving kids (Eli and Tarryn), a beautiful home and fulfilling jobs. Until one morning their house and car are pelted with eggs. At first they assume it's a prank, but… Continue reading The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth. (2021).

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Tully and Rachel are angry when they discover their father has a new half his age girlfriend, Heather; especially because Stephen is still married to their mother Pam who is in a care facility with Alzheimer's disease. Heather knows she has an uphill… Continue reading The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth. (2021).