Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post–war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life.

Book Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

Title:  The Lake House by Kate Morton Publisher: Allen & Unwin Publication Date: October 2016 Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery  Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are …

Book Review: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

Evie is a woman after my own heart, chasing her dreams and doing whatever she can to make them come true. She also happens to fall in love with a man she doesn’t expect to, and it’s not love at first sight either. I enjoyed the fact that Evie had to work a second job in order to pay for her medical studies and her life. Thomas is the perfect man for her, and it’s easy for the reader to fall in love with him too. In fact, each character is brilliantly written, and there are so many who give the world a real-life feel.

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 …

Series Review: The Convict Girls

I have reviewed a few trilogies/series on this blog, although usually not in a single post. But, once I started reading the Convict Girls Series, I couldn’t stop until I reached the end. Here you will find some shortened blurbs on each book in the series, followed by a single review. Title: …