Book stack :: Recent Book Mail

It’s been such a long time since I shared a book mail stack, so when a package of upcoming titles arrived from Allen & Unwin this week I couldn’t resist snapping them to show you! These are all out on 3 August, and I’ll be aiming to have reviews here in the week or two […]

Read More

Review :: Magpie’s Bend :: Maya Linnell

Bush nurse Lara McIntyre and journalist Toby Paxton are thrust into the limelight when an accident puts the beating heart of their community in jeopardy. The small country town of Bridgefield can’t manage without their general store and post office, but Lara can’t stomach the idea of out-of-town buyers revamping it with no regard for […]

Read More

Q&A :: R.W.R. McDonald :: Nancy Business

At the start of the month I reviewed brilliant fun crime novel Nancy Business. I adored this book (and its predecessor, The Nancys). Author R.W.R. McDonald very kindly agreed to answer some questions about the book and his writing process, which I’m sharing today. Read on to find out more.*** First I just want to […]

Read More

Preview :: The Wattle Seed Inn :: Leonie Kelsall

I have had some brilliant book mail lately, full of amazing soon-to-be released titles that I’ve been looking forward to reading. One of these is Leonie Kelsall’s second book The Wattle Seed Inn. I loved Leonie’s debut last year, The Farm at Peppertree Crossing (you can see my review here), and have been looking forward […]

Read More

Review :: The French Gift :: Kirsty Manning

A copy of The French Gift by Kirsty Manning sits in a sunbeam on a wooden table with a cup of coffee next to it.

Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany, where the secrets they share will bind them for generations to come. Present-day Paris: Evie Black lives above her botanical […]

Read More

#LOVEOZYA :: Waking Romeo :: Kathryn Barker

YEAR: 2083. LOCATION: LONDON. MISSION: WAKE ROMEO. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things […]

Read More