Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019).

One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance reading copy of this novel; due to be published 16 December 2019** With a failed marriage and her career dreams in tatters, Sarah returns home to Lord Howe Island to help… Continue reading One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017).

Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Catherine was the love of Sean's life but now she is gone. She left behind a box of envelopes, each containing a picture and a cassette tape. Through a series of recordings, Catherine shares their long love story but is it the… Continue reading Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander. (2017).

Chick Lit · Humour · Read-Reviewed-2019

So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter. (2019).

So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Is anyone's life as perfect as it looks? Beth shows that women really can have it all; Ruby lives life by her own rules; Lauren is living the dream. But. Beth hasn't had sex in a year. Ruby feels like she's failing. Lauren's happiness… Continue reading So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter. (2019).

Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Sanctuary is the perfect town...to hide a secret. Detective Maggie is in town to finalise the tragic accidental death of a star quarterback, Daniel. Then the rumours start; his ex girlfriend Harper is the daughter of a witch, Sarah. And Harper was there when… Continue reading Sanctuary by V. V. James. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In 1980 Elise meets the alluring Constance, quickly falls under her spell and they head to L.A. where Constance's book is being turned into a movie. Connie thrives on the heat and electricity but Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at… Continue reading The Confession by Jessie Burton. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Set against the backdrop of an island town in winter, this thriller is told from two perspectives. Kate is a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her husband's secret life. Abby is an island local who is… Continue reading The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1871. Adelaide and her young son live in Maiden's Creek where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role. But her… Continue reading The Postmistress by Alison Stuart. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 4 years ago in the small town of Birravale, Eliza was murdered and within hours her killer Curtis was caught. But is he really the killer? Jack produces a true crime documentary about the case and his belief Curtis is innocent. Just before the final… Continue reading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's the 1930s and English Alice has just made an impulsive decision to marry American Bennett. But when she gets to Baileyville, Kentucky where her husband doesn't pay her much attention and is dominated by his father, it isn't the adventure and… Continue reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. (2019).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).