Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart. (2020).

The Goldminer's Sister by Alison Stuart. (2020). **4.5 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 8 July 2020** In 1873 Eliza arrives in the goldmining town of Maiden's Creek in search of her brother but instead she… Continue reading The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning. (2020).

The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In 1912 workmen in Cheapside, London uncover a cache of unimaginable valuable treasure that quickly disappears again. In the present day, respected jewellery historian Kate receives a call about the Cheapside jewels and knows she's on the brink of the experience of a… Continue reading The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Stars Over the Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher (2020).

Stars Over the Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 15 June 2020** 1937. 17 year old Marina has always lived in a small logging town. When she meets Jory she is intrigued by… Continue reading Stars Over the Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017).

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017). **5 out of 5 stars** Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique, everyone is astounded. Monique is determined to use this opportunity and listens in fascination.… Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2017).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Fremantle Press for providing a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 1 September 2020** After the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother's abandoned house.… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring. When her estranged sister Lily returns in fear for her life, Juliet suspects something sinister.… Continue reading Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).

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

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020).

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** 1959. Grace is a young mother with 4 children under 4. It's all she's ever wanted but Grace struggles with her dark thoughts after childbirth. She pours her fears into a notebook, hiding them from her husband Patrick. When Grace falls… Continue reading Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester. (2020).

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** England, 1939. Talented pilot Skye joins the British war effort where she encounters her estranged sister Liberty, and childhood soulmate Nicholas who is now engaged to enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux. Paris, 1947. Designer Christian Dior unveils his extravagant first collection to a world weary… Continue reading The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** After a shocking discovery, Grace leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and… Continue reading The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** North Carolina, 2018: Morgan is in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Her dream of a career in the arts is on hold until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her out of prison. She… Continue reading Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).