#SheReviews The School Run By Ali Lowe

One of a plethora of conundrums facing all devoted and conscientious parents throughout Australia (if they have the financial means) is the decades-old debate of whether to send  their children to a public or private school. Fees for the luxury of a […]

#SheReviews Yellowface By Rebecca F. Kuang

The eternally profound and classy playwright, William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) wrote, in the ethereally noble and cautionary tale of “Hamlet”, cuttingly of ambition as a character trait. He tells us that “The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow […]

Great Reads For Mother’s Day

I’m a sucker for a great book on Mother’s Day or any day really. It’s all I really need to keep me happy. From women’s fiction to fantasy, historical to nonfiction and a little romance there is a book to suit every […]

#SheReviews Sisterhood By Cathy Kelly

Human relationships are, at-times, the most complicated and non-transparent of beasts. Abuse, manipulation and even betrayal may occur. Other times, the fine webs of human connections encapsulate the noblest of interactions, and are full of unending decency, loyalty, love and kindness. Family […]

#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 […]

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