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Aussie Book Review: The Great Deception by Joy Chambers #aww2012

 The Great Deception by Joy Chambers  Paperback  Review copy provided by publisher  Headline (Hachette), October 2012  Synopsis- A sweeping epic tale of courage, drama and passion, looking at the experiences of Australians in World War Two. New South Wales, 1947: When Shelly Wareing's husband Cole vanishes into the night, leaving only a note to say… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Great Deception by Joy Chambers #aww2012

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Aussie Short Story Review: Caroline and the Captain by Maggi Andersen #AWW2012

 Caroline and the Captain by Maggi Andersen ebook Free copy from publisher website Knox Robinson Publishing, March 2012  Synopsis- George, Earl of Haworth, has died in a riding accident and left Haworth Park in disorder. Captain Nicholas Bonham of Wellington’s Peninsular Regiment, the 52nd Light Infantry, returns from fighting the Napoleonic wars to see his… Continue reading Aussie Short Story Review: Caroline and the Captain by Maggi Andersen #AWW2012

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Aussie Book Review: Small Town Storm by Elise K. Ackers #aww2012

 Small Town Storm by Elise K. Ackers ebook Review copy via netgalley Destiny Romance (Penguin), August 2012  Synopsis- Nineteen years after a devastating crime almost killed her, Erica Lawrence has returned home. In the small mountain town of Olinda, her story is legend. And now everyone knows she's back, including top cop and childhood best friend,… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Small Town Storm by Elise K. Ackers #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: The Convent by Maureen McCarthy #aww2012

 The Convent by Maureen McCarthy  Paperback  Review copy provided by publisher  Allen & Unwin, October 2012  Synopsis- 'I woke up with a feeling about today,' Stella says dreamily. 'Something truly amazing is going to happen.' 'To us or to the world?' I say. 'To you.' 'To me?' I laugh. 'Nothing ever happens to me, Stella.'… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Convent by Maureen McCarthy #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: Goodbye Lullaby by Jan Murray #aww2012

 Goodbye Lullaby by Jan Murray  Paperback  Review copy provided by DMCPR Media  Mira (Harlequin), September 2012  Synopsis-In September 1971, 181 numbered marbles roll around in a barrel while Australia holds its breath. The last number drawn will shatter two women's lives, and bring them together again… Sixteen-year-old Caroline ‘Miki' Patrick confides to her best friend —… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Goodbye Lullaby by Jan Murray #aww2012

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Aussie Short Story Review: A Most Serious Gentleman by Anne Brear #aww2012

 A Most Serious Gentleman by Anne Brear ebook Free copy from publisher website Knox Robinson Publishing, March 2012  Synopsis- It’s 1919 and the war in Europe is over. As the men make their way home to start rebuilding their lives, it quickly becomes clear that some scars are not physical… Sir Jeremy Remington, a validated hero,… Continue reading Aussie Short Story Review: A Most Serious Gentleman by Anne Brear #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: Stage Fright by Marianne Delacourt #aww2012

 Stage Fright (Tara Sharp #3) by Marianne Delacourt  Paperback  Review copy provided by publisher  Allen & Unwin, September 2012  Synopsis- Tara Sharp is back in this frightening foray into the music industry. Things are a bit hot for Tara Sharp in her home town of Perth, so she jumps at the chance to leave town when… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Stage Fright by Marianne Delacourt #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: Debris (The Veiled Worlds #1) by Jo Anderton #aww2012

 Debris (The Veiled Worlds #1) by Jo Anderton  Paperback  Review copy courtesy of Capricorn Link  Angry Robot, 2011  Synopsis- In a far future where technology is all but indistinguishable from magic, Tanyana is one of the elite. She can control pions, the building blocks of matter, shaping them into new forms using ritual gestures and techniques.… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Debris (The Veiled Worlds #1) by Jo Anderton #aww2012

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Aussie (indie) Book Review: Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat #aww2012

 Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat  ebook  Review copy provided by author  Self-published, May 2012  Synopsis- Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her poor peasant roots. Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in Paris, Victoire suffers… Continue reading Aussie (indie) Book Review: Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: White Fright (Arkie Sparkle #3) by Petra James #aww2012

 White Fright (Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter #3) by Petra James  Paperback  Review copy provided by publisher  Pan Macmillan, September 2012  Synopsis- Day 3: The Arctic Circle Someone has broken into BLUR and left a mysterious envelope - an envelope containing the strangest of clues. Arkie, TJ and Cleo must fly to a land of icebergs and… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: White Fright (Arkie Sparkle #3) by Petra James #aww2012