#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. […]

Australian Romance Readers Awards

Recently I was lucky enough to win a Cinderella ticket to the Australian Romance Readers Association Gala Awards Dinner. ARRA, as it is known, tallies the votes of readers who choose from many different categories: best banter to favourite couple, favourite historical […]

#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 […]

Books Every Young Woman Should Dive Into In Their 20s

Entering your 20s is a transformative period filled with self-discovery, growth, and exploration. It’s a time when young women navigate the complexities of adulthood, forge their identities, and embark on new adventures. Amidst this journey of personal development, books can serve as […]

#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 […]

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