#SheReviews: Talk To The Heart by Rachael Johns

Down through the centuries, in times of inner undiluted angst and turmoil, millions of humans have cried out to God for help. And that help has always been forthcoming. Often in surprisingly unexpected and divergent ways. Such beholden paths are beautifully examined […]

#SheReviews: Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

There are undoubtedly those people in this world whose life stories vehemently echo in tone a Machiavellian fairytale. That is, their lives are fraught with menacing clouds of abuse, in all it’s abject guises, and hope is a tenuous and seemingly elusive […]

#SheReviews: Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

America, in it’s best version of itself, is enshrined with noble and forward-thinking tenets and ideologies. ‘The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’ is often a hopeful and hope-filled country where anything is possible (in theory at least), […]

#SheReviews: Home Before Night by J (Josh) P Pomare

The glistening tendrils of a mother’s love are endlessly eternal and comprehensively far-reaching. Indeed, the mother/child bond is one that can never be broken – regardless of precipitating factors and circumstances. Such elemental truths are beautifully illuminated and forensically examined in phenomenally […]

#SheReviews: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Another world and time, embedded with severe and consequential social strictures of class, gender and social connections, gallantly awaits one upon opening the pages of the stellar novel, Pride and Prejudice. For those not familiar with this book’s title or it’s illustrious […]

#SheReviews: Taken by Dinuka McKenzie

Police investigations in Australia are overwhelmingly intense, concerted and arduous in nature. There is undeniably little margin for error concerning a just result – for victims, their loved ones and the community at large. In short, the police in this country work […]

#SheReviews: Homecoming by Kate Morton

Ubiquitous, historical and contemporary secrets – existing in families, towns and indeed ‘civilised society’ – exist in permutations that are interwoven in the flimsy fabric of a plethora of lives. Consequentially, these secrets (so often sordid and horrific in nature) easily, in […]

#SheReviews Happy Place by Emily Henry

One’s mental and emotional equilibrium is greatly enhanced, and a swift lift given to one’s spirits, by delving (whenever the opportunity arises) into a well crafted and deftly plotted romance novel. It matters little what is happening in one’s life, a romantic […]

#SheReviews The Other Side of Her by Ber Carroll

For a legion of decades, veritably adventurous, optimistic and courageous, perhaps even naive, backpackers from a plethora of nations have temporarily migrated to Australia’s utopian shores. For most of these ebullient and high-spirited young people, their time in our midst is full […]

#SheReviews The Albatross by Nina Wan

The time-honoured and at-times sublimely meditative game of golf has, like many sports in the modern age, a plethora of life lessons to impart to it’s participants and watchers. Sage viewpoints such as ‘to always keep focused and alert’, ‘do not be […]

#SheReviews The Running Club by Ali Lowe

There is, undeniably, a carefully and purposefully tiered (and at times formidable) class system that exists in Australian society. However, sometimes those in the top-tier echelons, living seemingly almost ethereal fairytale lives, living in opulent houses and wearing custom-made designer clothes that […]

#SheReviews The Wakes by Dianne Yarwood

Life, in all it’s abundant beauty, is capable of dealing us dazzling and dizzying highs and perturbingly caustic lows. Indeed, just when the vast landscape of one’s existence seems bereft of joy and hope, life-changing and redeeming light can illuminate one’s path […]

#SheReviews Crows Nest by Nikki Mottram

Australian country towns are sometimes (undeniably and soberingly) hotbeds of corruption among the powerful and influential, weighed down by recalcitrant crime waves and host to a plethora of murky, explosive secrets. These towns can appear to be utopic havens of peace and […]

#SheReviews Judgement Day by Mali Waugh

The Family Law Courts in Australia are robustly monolithic and often draconian in nature – a formidably behemoth institution overseen by powerful and sometimes far-reachingly domineering judges. Treacherous to navigate at the best of times, the Family Law Courts are a place […]

#SheReviews The Work Wives by Rachael Johns

Can women ever truly know their female friends, particularly a work friend, thoroughly and intricately? Can secrets between those friends surreptitiously co-exist within the framework of a solid and well-chiseled kinship? These questions are ennobly and forthrightly examined in phenomenally talented and […]

#SheReviews The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

Human rights violations are often thought, by we living in Western society, to have occurred and currently taking place in countries and societies that are diametrically opposite to our own. For instance, developing countries. Those in the West are frequently smug on […]

#SheReviews I’ll Leave You With This by Kylie Ladd

The well-worn and well-tested saying of “It’s an ill wind that blows no good” echoes resolutely and profoundly in stellar Australian author and psychologist, Kylie Ladd’s, character-driven and salubrious novel, I’ll Leave You With This. Taking place predominantly in the frenzied yet […]

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