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 […]

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ICYMI :: MAY Wrap Up

There’s just something about May that makes it not my favourite month. Every year I feel like it’s kind of a challenge to get through . There are a few specific personal things/dates about the month that always sneak up on me, but also I think we have so much going on with summer and […]

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Review :: Ariadne :: Jennifer Saint

As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur – Minos’s greatest shame and Ariadne’s brother – demands blood every year. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete […]

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Review :: THE BREAKING :: IRMA GOLD

Hannah Bird has just arrived in Thailand. Disoriented and out of her depth, she meets Deven, a fierce and gutsy Australian expat who sweeps her into thrilling adventures rescuing elephants. As they head deeper and deeper into the fraught world of elephant tourism, their lives become tangled in ways Hannah never imagined. But how far […]

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Food :: FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS :: CWA Victoria

I know I’m not alone when I say that my passion for baking and cooking has been reignited over the past 12 months. In part, for me, I think it’s being at home more, having more time for those recipes that need a little more patience , as well as having less access to cafes […]

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KIDLIT :: EVERY THING WE KEEP :: Di Walker

Trailing her orange suitcase, and a heart full of worry, thirteen-year-old Agatha is about to go home. She has been in and out of foster care for years now, but her latest new life lived with naval precision with Katherine, Lawson and their dog, Chief, has proved to be the salvation that Agatha needed. She […]

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