Book Club: Summer Secrets

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Author: Jane Green ISBN: 9781447258667 RRP:$29.99 Jane Green is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, the latest of which is Summer Secrets. The only one of Green’s back catalogue I have read is The Patchwork Marriage back in 2012. Summer Secrets is a tale of family, love, belonging, addiction and secrets. It is gritty and [...]

Book Club: The Lost Swimmer

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Author: Ann Turner ISBN: 978-19-250-3086-0 RRP: $29.99 The Lost Swimmer is the debut novel of Australian author Ann Turner, who is also an award-winning screenwriter and director. Rebecca Wilding is an archeology professor and head of her department at Coastal University. The economic climate is affecting everyone and it seems no-one’s job is secure. Rebecca [...]

BOOK CLUB: Claiming Noah

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Author: Amanda Ortlepp ISBN: 9781925030600 RRP: $29.99 Claiming Noah is a confronting book that is going to be hard reading for some. I found it to be touching and terrifying, heartbreaking and compassionate. This is one that I feel will touch a nerve of every parent but I don’t think every parent would be able [...]

Book Club: Still Alice

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Author: Lisa Genova ISBN: 978-1-7411-4906-1 RRP: $19.99 Still Alice was originally published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. It has now been re-released with a new cover in conjunction with the major motion picture, starring Julianne Moore, released on January 29th. I hadn’t heard of this one before but the premise certainly grabbed my attention. [...]

Book Club: It Started With A Kiss

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Author: Lisa Heidke ISBN: 978-1-74331-975-8 RRP: $29.99 It Started With A Kiss is the fifth book by Lisa Heidke, and I must say I have been waiting for something new from her for a while. I have really enjoyed what I have read of her, which is all but her first and I would really [...]

Author Interview: Anna Romer

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Today we are doing things a little differently and Anna’s interview, though hosted by me, is all questions asked by readers of Lyrebird Hill. There were so many wonderful questions that it was hard to narrow it down, and some were very similar so I have reworded and combined. Thanks for your input readers. Our [...]

Book Club: To Love A Sunburnt Country

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Author: Jackie French ISBN: 978-0-7322-9723-7 RRP: $29.99 Jackie French is a prolific Australian author who has written books over many genres and her latest is To Love A Sunburnt Country, an historical fiction set in WWII. It wasn’t until I finished the book that I discovered it is the fourth in a series so I [...]

Book Club: Wife On The Run

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Author: Fiona Higgins ISBN: 978-1-74331-026-7 RRP: $29.99 Wife On The Run is so completely relatable that I found myself drawn further and further into the narrative and didn’t want to put it down. I think everyone in a long term monogamous relationship is going to find something in this book that speaks to them. Paula [...]

Book Club: Lyrebird Hill

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Author: Anna Romer ISBN: 978-19-220-5242-1 RRP: $29.99 Lyrebird Hill is a story of the distant past and the recent past converging with the present. Written across two very different timelines Romer brings together the stories of Brenna and Ruby, two women who share a connection with the property of Lyrebird Hill. Romer has written two [...]

Book Review: Right As Rain

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Author: Tricia Stringer ISBN: 978-1-174356465-3 RRP: $29.99 Tricia Stringer is an Australian writer who has spent much of her life in rural communities, she has published five adult novels to date and this is the first of hers that I have read. Mackenna Birch, most often referred to as Mack, is a farm girl through [...]