Book Club: Rockhopping

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Rockhopping | FINAL FRONT COVER (24 November 2015)

Author: Trace Balla ISBN: 978-1-76011-234-9 RRP: $24.99 Rockhopping is the first childrens picture book that we have used for a book club title and it was an amazingly engaging read. I will admit right from the outset that I haven’t read it with any of the children yet but I plan to do exactly that […]

Book Club: The Other Side of the Season

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the other side of the season

Author: Jenn J McLeod ISBN: 9781925030320 RRP: $32.99 The upcoming Jenn J McLeod release, The Other Side of the Season, arrived on my desk late last week and I could not resist. It doesn’t release until May 1st but I couldn’t wait, it jumped straight to the top of the pile. This is the 4th […]

Book Club: Precious Things

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Author: Kelly Doust ISBN: 978-1-4607-5097-1 RRP: $29.99 Kelly Doust has penned five non-fiction books about craft and fashion, Precious Things is her first venture into fiction and her love of fashion certainly still shines through. I found it a little difficult to immerse myself in the story to begin with because there are a few […]

Book Club: The Secret Heiress

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the secret heiress

Author: Luke Devenish ISBN: 9781922052155 RRP: $29.99 The Secret Heiress is an historical novel set across two distinct timelines a generation apart in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. It is an Australian novel and I must admit to finding the look back at our country in that time period fascinating. I am quite […]

Book Club: A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald

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Author: Natasha Lester ISBN: 978-0-73363463-5 RRP: $29.99 Historical novels aren’t always my thing and generally when I think historical I head back to the 18th and 19th centuries rather than the early part of the 20th. A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald is set in the middle of the 1920s, with prohibition in force and a […]

Book Club: Under The Spanish Stars

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Author: Alli Sinclair ISBN: 9781760371616 RRP: $29.99 Alli Sinclair is a well traveled Australian author whose international adventures and love of dance inspire her story-telling, which is something that shines through in Under The Spanish Stars. Katarina Sanchez has recently had a heart attack which causes her to take stock of her life and she […]

Book Club: Running Against The Tide

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Author: Amanda Ortlepp ISBN: 9781925030631 RRP: $32.99 Amanda Ortlepp returns after the success of her debut, Claiming Noah, which we read for book club and I loved. Running Against The Tide sees Erin pack up her sons and leave Sydney for the small town of Mallee Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, she remembered holidaying nearby […]

Book Club: All That Is Lost Between Us

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Author: Sara Foster ISBN: 9781925184785 RRP: $29.99 Sara Foster is the critically acclaimed author of 3 bestselling psychological suspense novels, none of which I have read; her fourth novel is All That Is Lost Beneath Us and I loved it. The book is set in the atomospheric Lake District of England, where the landscape is […]

Book Club: The Things We Keep

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Author: Sally Hepworth ISBN: 9781743535752 RRP: $29.99 The Things We Keep is the new novel by Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. I think Hepworth is going to cement herself as a must read author for contemporary tales that are a little different and very thought provoking. The Things We Keep is […]

Book Club: Our Song

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our song

Author: Dani Atkins ISBN: 9781471153297 RRP: $29.99 Our Song is the third novel by Dani Atkins and the first I have read. It is a beautiful tale that is far from what I expected after reading the blurb; which means I am having trouble with how to write a spoiler free review. The story is […]