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She And I – Hannah King

Two girls, best friends since they were young.  One from a “normal” family, mum, dad and little brother, a safe respectable family.  The other from a dysfunctional upbringing.  A drug addict mother, a drug dealing brother, no safety and security. But what if these seemingly polar opposite lives aren’t what they seem?  What if the […]

The Banksia House Breakout – James Roxburgh

I really enjoyed this fun-filled adventure along the east coast of Australia.  Imagine your grandparents going rogue and disappearing on a road-trip complete with the false teeth and walking sticks 😊 Ruth has lived her entire adult life in her home she shared with her now late husband.  It’s the home she raised her children […]

The Tsarina’s Daughter – Ellen Alpsten

There is honestly nothing I can say that will even begin to do this book justice.    A sweeping tale of the young life of Tsarevna Elizabeth, The Tsarina’s Daughter is breathtakingly beautiful. The story follows the life of Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I and all that comes with being born into […]

The Duchess – Wendy Holden

Another fabulous five star read from Wendy Holden.  For those that follow my posts you’ll probably already know I’m slightly obsessed with historical fiction, and I’m also slightly obsessed with the Royal Family…….so put those two things together and look out……I’m hooked 🙂 The author’s previous book, The Governess, was my first five star read […]

Last Shot- Jock Zonfrillo

OMG this book.  Honestly, I don’t know what else to say.  This will absolutely be one of my favourite reads for the year.  I read the whole thing cover to cover in just over a day, I couldn’t put it down. It was engaging, it was funny, it was heartbreaking, it was raw, it was […]

Thursdays at Orange Blossom House – Sophie Green

I read this as part of a read-a-thon with a fabulous group of fellow bookstagrammers thanks to Tandem Collective. I’m so glad I did because this book is not something I think I would otherwise have picked up.  As most of you know I’m a bit of a thriller addict so if there’s no dead […]

Gun to the Head – Keith Banks

Gun to the Head is a fascinating look into the world of undercover police and the tactical side of the police force in the 1980’s. Ticking all those true-crime and memoir boxes, this was such a gripping read that I devoured over a weekend. Keith Banks is one of Queensland’s most decorated police officers having […]

Olympus, Texas – Stacey Swann

This was so much fun!! One of those books that is almost a guilty pleasure, a jam-packed read just for the thrill of it. Unlikeable characters, families behaving badly, affairs, marriage breakdowns, a suspicious death…..it’s too good to put down. March decides to return home to Olympus Texas, 2 years after being caught having an […]

Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth Macneal

Such a beautiful book.  It was both magical and lyrical and I was totally mesmerised the entire way through. For me, a wonderful read, a read that I will recommend to anyone and everyone is one that holds my attention.  A read that pulls me in and has me reading every single word on the […]

The French Gift – Kirsty Manning

Wow, what an amazing read this was.  One of those books that when I turned the last page I just sat there for a while and savoured what I had taken in and what I had experienced to let it all sink in. The French Gift is steeped in historical fiction set amongst the atrocities […]

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