Book Review: The Patterson Girls by Rachel Johns

The Patterson girls are reunited at Christmas in their home town of Meadow Brook in South Australia. They are their to help their father who is grieving the loss of their mother and struggling with running the family motel. It is here that the four sisters uncover a curse bestowed upon the family generations before. The sisters then part to return to their lives, or start new ones with the curse running through their minds and affecting their decisions. The story does drag a little in the middle, but that’s because we are given four characters to follow. For most of them, the curse weighs on their minds and they react in ways that aren’t entirely rational.

Book Review: Thornwood House

Title: Thornwood House Author: Anna Romer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Publication Date: 1st September 2013 Genre: Mixed – Mystery / Historical Fiction / Contemporary Fiction When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a …

Book Review: The Keeper of Lost Things

Title: The Keeper of Lost Things Author: Ruth Hogan Publisher: Hachette Australia Publication Date: 31st January 2017 Genre: Contemporary Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost thing—rescuing objects others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his …

Book Review: truly madly guilty

I have finally finished truly madly guilty by Liane Moriarty after a weekend away with some friends. Luckily my weekend away didn’t follow the plot of one of her novels. On to the review… Erika and Clementine are friends with a dysfunctional relationship. Erika invites Clementine and her family over …

Book Review: Dirt Music

I’ve been meaning to read a novel by Tim Winton for a long time. Dirt Music was on my list for the Eclectic Reader Challenge and I managed to pick it up at the library.  This description of Dirt Music comes from Goodreads: Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with …

Book Review: the husband’s secret

The husband’s secret is the second novel I’ve read by Australian Author Liane Moriarty, and I couldn’t put it down. It is written in three different viewpoints. Cecilia Fitzpatrick is a mother of three girls and a powerhouse on Sydney’s North Shore. She discovers an unopened letter her husband addressed to …