Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (2020).

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** We first met the Owens in ''Practical Magic'. We discovered the tragedy of the the Owens siblings in ''The Rules of Magic'. Now we learn how it all began ... with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the… Continue reading Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. (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).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019).

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** The fair came to town. Flora disappeared. Heather and Jess were best friends - until the night Heather's sister Flora vanished in 1994. Jess has never forgiven herself for the lie she told that night. Nor has Heather. But it's now 2012 and… Continue reading Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019).

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 · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance · Suspense · Thriller

Deadman’s Track by Sarah Barrie. (2020).

Deadman's Track by Sarah Barrie. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Scarred by a recent tragedy on Federation Peak, Tess is reluctant to guide a group of young hikers in the wild Tasmanian winter. But it seems safer than remaining amid the violence that threatens them in Hobart. Little does she know that the danger… Continue reading Deadman’s Track by Sarah Barrie. (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).

Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020).

The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020). **2.5 out of 5 stars** At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the 'grand jeu': an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo was once a student there but lost his passion following a violent tragedy. Now he is… Continue reading The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Non-Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Where To Next? by Solène Anglaret. (2018).

Where To Next? by Solène Anglaret. (2018). **4 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** Tired of your daily routine and the regrets that come with it? What if you could travel the world and move… Continue reading Where To Next? by Solène Anglaret. (2018).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea. (2020).

The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea. (2020). (Rory Moore/Lane Phillips; #2) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Beyond the manicured campus of Indiana's elite Westmont Preparatory School sits an abandoned boarding house which is popular for students as a hangout - and recently the scene of a dangerous game gone wrong. A year ago, two students… Continue reading The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea. (2020).

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

The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon. (2020).

The Cake Maker's Wish by Josephine Moon. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Single mum Olivia has moved herself and young son Darcy from Tasmania to Stoneden in the English Cotswolds. They have moved as part of 'The Renaissance Project', welcoming migrants from around the would to bring the dwindling community back to life and… Continue reading The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon. (2020).