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

Elsa Goody, Bushranger by Darry Fraser. (2020).

Elsa Goody, Bushranger by Darry Fraser. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel; published 18 May 2020** It's 1896 in Robe, South Australia. Elsa's brother and father have just died, and she and her sister Rosie are in trouble. Pursued by an… Continue reading Elsa Goody, Bushranger by Darry Fraser. (2020).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. (2020).

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Rachel has a super popular true-crime podcast. She's used to being recognised for her voice, but not her face. That's why it's extremely unsettling when she finds a note on her car, begging for help while she is on her way to a… Continue reading The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. (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).

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

The Silk House by Kayte Nunn. (2020).

The Silk House by Kayte Nunn. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Australian history teacher Thea arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside and finds out she'll be the housemistress for the first intake of girls in its 150-year history, staying in Silk House, a building with a long and troubled past.… Continue reading The Silk House by Kayte Nunn. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton. (2020).

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton. (2020). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies...Nina and Marie were best friends until Nina died from a terminal illness. Before she died, Nina asked Marie to make her three promises. Trusting Marie was her final mistake. Because Marie has always… Continue reading The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton. (2020).

Australian Author · Misc. Posts · Read-Reviewed-2020

Annual Australian Authors Yearly Talent list – 2020

It's time... My 2020 list of Australian authors I have read and enjoyed their books this year! I love all authors but I do have a special spot in my heart for Australian talent, and I like to share that love once a year. So here is the list for this year, in no particular… Continue reading Annual Australian Authors Yearly Talent list – 2020

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

Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer. (2020).

Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** For three weeks, two families escape the rat race in a remote coastal camp with no phone reception...Ashley has recently lost her husband and her daughter Emily is being bullied online. Her best friend Nikki is hiding a huge secret and why is… Continue reading Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (2020).

Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Detective Emmet is starting to regret his promotion to head of the Missing Persons Unit as the routine reports pile up. So when a woman named Natale goes missing, he's convinced this is the big case he's been waiting for as her husband… Continue reading Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones. (2020).

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** Kate and Lauren are sisters. As they gather for their weekly lunch with their mum, a knock on the door changes everything. The woman at the door, Jess, claims to be their half sister which would mean the unthinkable...that she's the secret daughter… Continue reading The Half Sister by Sandie Jones. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh. (2020).

Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh. (2020).(Brockenridge #2) **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel; published 7 October 2020** Tash leads a simple life in small-town Brockenridge: she works at the roadhouse, has good friends and her 12 year old daughter Isla. She… Continue reading Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh. (2020).