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Aussie Book Review: Close to Home by Pamela Cook

Close to Home by Pamela Cook Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Hachette, July 2015 Synopsis- A captivating story that shows the only thing harder than letting go is moving on. Orphaned at thirteen, Charlie Anderson has been on her own for half her life. Not that she minds - she has her work as… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Close to Home by Pamela Cook

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Blog Tour: The Writing Journey of JM Pearce

On the blog today, debut Australian author JM Pearce stops by on her blog tour to chat about her writing journey and how her background in policing has influenced her writing style. Set in the Queensland bush, A Time to Run is a tense, gritty crime thriller featuring a cop-turned-victim and a chilling serial killer.… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Writing Journey of JM Pearce

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Guest Post: Fiona McArthur on midwifery and storytelling

Today on the blog, Australian author and midwife Fiona McArthur stops by to chat about how her midwifery background has influenced her storytelling. My review for The Homestead Girls was posted here yesterday. Hi Lauren, lovely to be here on The Australian Bookshelf to celebrate the release of The Homestead Girls. You asked me ‘how… Continue reading Guest Post: Fiona McArthur on midwifery and storytelling

AU Book Reviews, AWW2015, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur

  The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, June 2015  Synopsis- After her teenage daughter Mia falls in with the wrong crowd, Dr Billie Green decides it's time to leave the city and return home to far western NSW. When an opportunity to pursue her childhood dream… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur

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Aussie Book Review: Leap by Myfanwy Jones

Leap by Myfanwy Jones Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Allen & Unwin, May 2015  Synopsis- A few weeks after finishing their final exams high school sweethearts have an argument at a party. Joe wants to go - Jen begs him to stay. They fight in the corridor, following their usual script, and then he… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Leap by Myfanwy Jones

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Aussie Book Review: Season of Shadow and Light by Jenn J. Mcleod

  Season of Shadow and Light by Jenn J. Mcleod Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Simon & Schuster, May 2015  Synopsis- Sometime this season... The secret keeper must tell. The betrayed must trust. The hurt must heal. When it seems everything Paige trusts is beginning to betray her, she leaves her husband at home… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Season of Shadow and Light by Jenn J. Mcleod

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Aussie Book Review: The Falls by Cathryn Hein

  The Falls by Cathryn Hein Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, April 2015  Synopsis- For as long as she can remember, Teagan Bliss has wanted to manage her family's property. She's invested everything in the farm, knowing that when her parents retire she'll be ready to take the reins. But when… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Falls by Cathryn Hein

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Aussie Book Review: Stay With Me by Maureen McCarthy

 Stay With Me by Maureen McCarthy Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Allen & Unwin, April 2015  Synopsis- Tess is in trouble. Stuck on a farm outside Byron Bay, cut off from family and friends, Tess knows she must find a way to escape her violent partner to save her life and the life of… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Stay With Me by Maureen McCarthy

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Aussie Book Review: Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar

Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, March 2015  Synopsis- Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men. Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start. Zoe is immediately charmed… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar

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Aussie Book Review: Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

  Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Simon & Schuster, March 2015  Synopsis- Catriona and James are desperate for children, and embark on an IVF program. After a gruelling round of treatments, Catriona finally falls pregnant, and they donate their remaining embryo anonymously. Diana and Liam are on a waiting… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp