#HERSTORY :: The Girl in the Painting :: Tea Cooper

I’m finally sitting down tonight to write up my thoughts on the first book featured in Harlequin Australia’s HERSTORY campaign! I really enjoyed Tea Cooper’s The Woman in the Green Dress when I read it last year (check out my review here), so I was excited to see whether I got along as well with […]

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Book Stack :: HERSTORY: Women Who Rebel

I love reading historical fiction, especially based around the lives of Australia women – regular women who did extraordinary things, and who have largely been written out of history. Harper Collins Australia (Harlequin Books) have published some of my favourite books of this type over the past few years, so when I saw they were […]

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Blog tour :: The Boy with Blue Trousers :: Carol Jones

  I’m delighted today to be joining in with the blog tour for Carol Jones’ historical fiction novel The Boy with Blue Trousers. Here is the synopsis – read on below to find out what I thought. On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. English governess […]

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Review :: The Familiars : Stacey Hall

I love a gorgeous cover so it probably goes without saying that I was thrilled to find a copy of Stacey Halls’ The Familiars in the March Bookish Escape Crate (those bronze foil details!).  The subject of the novel sits pretty firmly inside my wheelhouse too – I’m always fascinated by stories about traditional or […]

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Review :: The Orchardist’s Daughter :: Karen Viggers

I love to read books by local authors, so I was absolutely delighted to receive a copy of Karen Viggers’ new novel, The Orchardists’s Daughter, in the mail from Allen & Unwin. Here’s the plot summary from the Allen & Unwin website – read on below to find out what I thought.    Sixteen-year-old Mikaela […]

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Review :: The Widow of Ballarat :: Darry Fraser

I was really keen to read Darry Fraser’s The Widow of Ballarat after getting a taste of her writing in HQ Fiction’s Christmas release Our Country Christmas (as an aside, this is one of my favourite things about those kinds of anthologies/short story collections – it is such a great way to discover new favourite […]

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