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Aussie Book Review: Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell

 Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell Paperback TBR pile Avon, 2010 (originally published 2008) Synopsis- For Olivia Raines, London's most notorious courtesan, and the infamous Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, falling in love will be the greatest risk of all in this wicked and wild romance from Anna Campbell. Any man in London would worship her.… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell

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Short Story Review: Escape to the Country by Prue Phillipson

 Escape to the Country by Prue Phillipson  ebook  Free copy from publisher website  Knox Robinson Publishing, March 2012  Synopsis- As the plague ravages London, Benjamin, a young aristocrat, is abandoned by his mother outside the house of her lover... Reverend Woodhouse has journeyed from his brother's countryside farm in Surrey to rescue the city's waifs from… Continue reading Short Story Review: Escape to the Country by Prue Phillipson

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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: 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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Book Review: Forbidden by Nicola Cornick

 Forbidden (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #6) by Nicola Cornick  Paperback  Review copy provided by publisher  Mira (Harlequin), September 2012  Synopsis- As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic… Continue reading Book Review: Forbidden by Nicola Cornick

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Aussie Book Review: Ghost Gum Valley by Johanna Nicholls #aww2012

 Johanna Nicholls- Ghost Gum Valley  Format- Paperback  Source- Review copy  Publisher- Simon & Schuster  Publication date- 1st July 2012  Synopsis- A Sweeping Saga. An Unlikely Love. Isabel de Rolland, an English aristocrat, is sent to the penal Colony of New South Wales in 1833 to honour an arranged marriage. Wealthy ex-convict Garnet Gamble has paid her family's debts… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Ghost Gum Valley by Johanna Nicholls #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: Waratah House by Anne Whitehead #aww2012

   Ann Whitehead- Waratah House   Format- ebook   Source- Review copy/ netgalley   Publisher- Penguin Australia   Publication date- 2nd July 2012   Synopsis- In the tradition of Downtown Abbey comes a vivid story of life in the servant's quarters. Waratah House, a beautiful mansion in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, is the… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Waratah House by Anne Whitehead #aww2012

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Aussie Book Review: A Stranger in my Street by Deborah Burrows

 Deborah Burrows- A Stranger in my Street  Format- Paperback  Source- Review copy  Publisher- Pan Macmillan  Publication date- 22 May 2012  Synopsis- It's January 1943. Australia is at war and Perth is buzzing. US troops have permanently docked in the city in what local men refer to bitterly as the American occupation, and Perth women are… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: A Stranger in my Street by Deborah Burrows

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Book Review: Changeling by Philippa Gregory

 Philippa Gregory- Changeling (The Order of Darkness #1)  Format- Paperback  Source- Review copy  Publisher- Simon & Schuster  Publication date- June 2012  Synopsis- Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused… Continue reading Book Review: Changeling by Philippa Gregory

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Book Review: The Wedding Shroud

Elisabeth Storrs- The Wedding Shroud (2010) Publisher: Pier 9, an imprint of Murdoch Books Synopsis: In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. The fledgling Republic lies only twelve miles across the Tiber from its neighbour, but the cities… Continue reading Book Review: The Wedding Shroud