#SheReviews The Herd by Emily Edwards

by Masterful. Suspenseful. Eloquent. Thought-provoking. These are four well-deserved adjectives that immediately come to mind when wanting to describe the soaring and scholarly debut novel, “The Herd”  from English author, Emily Edwards. Set in the fictional English town, Farley, outside of London, […]

O’Reilly’s – Where Dreams Come True

by Sometimes a holiday is so sublimely, uniquely and searingly transformative, restorative and uplifting that one’s life is unequivocally and forever richer for it; in the days, months and even years after the well-deserved time of much-needed repose and adventure has taken […]

#SheReviews Wahala by Nikki May

by Navigating the oft-times treacherous, shocking and unforeseen potholes of life is frequently difficult – even more so when one is young, female, of mixed-race and living in the vibrant, yet at-times-daunting metropolis of present-day London. Such is most certainly the case […]

#SheReviews The Trivia Night by Ali Lowe

by The sublimely picture-perfect township of Darley on Sydney’s exclusively elegant Northern Beaches appears, from the outside, to be a utopian haven for the wealthy and well-to-do…..or is it? As English author, Ali Lowe (she has lived in Australia for sixteen years), […]

#SheReviews Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez’s

by “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”  These words were eloquently and sombrely spoken by Martin Luther King last century, and are nobly and life-affirmingly applicable to people around the world, both before and since […]

#SheReviews All She Wants by Kelli Hawkins

by Leaving behind a murky and febrile past, perhaps by even relocating to a new country, should be a relatively straightforward and even somewhat calculatedly cold and clinical procedure – or should it? Such a vehemently audacious manoeuvre is firmly embedded at […]

#SheReviews Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

by Australian universities, and their accompanying residential colleges, are, in theory at least, fortified and luminous bastions of respectability and accountability. This noble notion, however, is searingly and brutally displaced in Sydney writer Diana Reid’s reflective and disarming debut novel, “Love and […]

#SheReviews The Long Weekend by Fiona Palmer

by It all sounds in print to be so civilised and soul-enriching – a three night writing retreat in the remote yet idyllic environs of coastal Western Australia, with bestselling author, Jan Goldstein. Yet this writing retreat has several life altering twists; […]

#SheReviews The Beautiful Words by Vanessa McCausland

by   Breathtaking. Spellbinding. Classy. Elegant. These are the resolutely deserved adjectives that come to mind to describe Australian author, Vanessa McCausland’s, latest evocatively transformative novel, “The Beautiful Words”. The novel fluctuates effortlessly and seamlessly between Palm Beach (an idyllic seaside locale […]

#SheReviews Love Stories by Trent Dalton

by   “A feeling of strong or constant affection for a person”. Such is the sublime concept of love defined; a feeling and outwardly manifested force that has been given and received by myriad folk through the ages, and is still in […]

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