#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 […]

#SheReviews Spare by Prince Harry

     Prince Harry – Often Misunderstood and Misrepresented in Life Hazily observing the much-feted British royal family from these intrinsically laid-back Antipodean shores in the 1970s (my childhood years), I viewed Queen Elizabeth II and her family as being ethereally beautiful, almost perfect, […]

#SheReviews Terms of Inheritance by Michelle Upton

The often complex web of family relationships can headily encompass an unforeseen and nuanced detour. Such truths are readily spelt out in phenomenally talented English Australian (she was born in England and migrated to Australia in 2006) author, Michelle Upton’s, soaring debut […]

#SheReviews The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

The well-trodden road of marriage in contemporary Australian society (and throughout the modern world at large) is invariably intricately nuanced and defiantly complex in nature. Additionally, this time honoured institution is frequently tenuous and fraught. In short, the outer glow that many […]

#SheReviews The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett

American university fraternities and sororities for male and female students respectively (and some graduates) are from the outside shiny, vibrant and welcoming organisations, where a strong sense of community is developed among members and lifelong friendships are forged. The brotherhood and sisterhood […]

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