#SheReviews The Other Bridget By Rachael Johns

The beautiful and timeless existence of love can surely never be doubted. Even a mere slither of love can cast undiluted and dazzling light onto an otherwise murkily dreary day. Further, romantic love illuminates millions of lives throughout the world every day. […]

#SheReviews Ripper By Shelley Burr

Australian country towns are, going on initial appearances, a frontier embodiment, and time capsule of, deeply embedded old-fashioned customs, values and relationships…….or are they? There are some Australian country towns that exist as a veritable mirage of their ‘glory days’. Days long […]

#SheReviews Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

How well do you really know your parents? Undoubtedly they lived a (hopefully) full, exuberant and even perhaps remorselessly audacious life before you were even a thought in their mind. Would you want to know the all-encompassing details and vagaries of the […]

#SheReviews Everyone and Everything By Nadine J. Cohen

Mental health is for some a dangerously slippery slope. Where an avalanche of psychological ‘nasties’ invade one’s life when they are least wanted (‘nasties’ including severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks and general but engulfing sadness). Often the mentally ill have little […]

#SheReviews The Broken Wave By Matthew Ryan Davies

Childhood friendships are overwhelmingly shrouded in innocence and naivety, and so beautifully encapsulate mountains of idealism and a sense of purpose. Heartbreakingly, childhood can also be a time of indisputable tragedy and trauma. When childhood friends share such lethal blows, the murkily […]

#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 […]

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