Book Club: On The River

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on the river

Author: Roland Harvey ISBN: 978-1-76011-245-5 RRP: $24.99 On The River is a delightful picture book with a target audience of 5-10yr olds about the Murray River. My audience was much younger than that and he couldn’t concentrate on the story but had a wonderful time checking out the pictures and seeing what we could see. […]

Book Club: The Dry

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the dry

Author: Jane Harper ISBN: 978-1-74354-805-9 RRP: $32.99 The Dry is a gripping suspense debut by Australian Jane Harper, and it was captivating. With a debut this convincing Harper will be a name to watch. Set in a small outback farming town suffering terribly through the drought we find that things are not always as they […]

Book Club: The Constant Queen

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the constant queen

Author: Joanna Courtney ISBN: 9781447282013 RRP: $29.99 The Constant Queen is the second in the Queens of Conquest series and does a beautiful job of weaving historical fact with historical fiction. Not quite knowing where to start with this review I have spent some time doing other reading and checking out Courtney’s Website for some […]

Book Club: Unrivaled

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Author: Alyson Noël ISBN: 978-0-06-249674-4 RRP: $19.99 Alyson Noël is an accomplished author with a long list of titles under her literary belt and I have managed to miss all of them, I think there may be one or two on the neverending TBR pile but I can’t be certain. From what I can see […]

Book Club: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

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happy people

Author: Agnès Martin-Lugand ISBN: 978-1-76029-154-9 RRP: $27.99 Happy People Read and Drink Coffee… anyone that knows me knows that this book had me at the title. When I was offered the book as a book club title I agreed without even checking out the blurb. Reading and coffee both in the title, sold. Start the […]

Book Club: The Last Pearl

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Author: Leah Fleming ISBN: 978-1-4711-4135-5 RRP: $32.99 Lucky for me I picked this book up on a Saturday, and we went for a drive as a family (and I read) and then we came home and I had nothing too pressing that HAD to be done so I read for a bit, then I did […]

Book Club: Daughter of Australia

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Daughter of Australia

Author: Harmony Verna ISBN: 9781760374075 RRP: $29.99 The blurb on the back of this book says: In a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of Colleen McCullough’s classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant story of forbidden love and unwielding courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of […]

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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precious things

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 […]