Book Review: The Three Miss Allens

Title: The Three Miss Allens Author: Victoria Purman Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Publication Date: 24th October 2016 Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance Roma Harris has made the life-changing decision to move to the sleepy beachside suburb of Remarkable Bay where she is determined to renovate an old guesthouse. Concerned about her state of mind, Roma’s brother …

Book Review: Bitter Greens

Title: Bitter Greens Author: Australian Author Kate Forsyth Genre(s): Historical Fiction / Fairytale Story-teller Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles in 1697 following a series of scandalous love affairs. She is sent to the Abbey of Gercy-en-Brie, where she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur …

Book Review: Paper Daisies

Title: Paper Daisies Author: Australian Author Kim Kelly Genre(s): Historical Fiction / Romance As the year 1900 comes to an end, Berylda Jones reluctantly leaves her life and friends at university in Sydney for Bathurst where she finds her sister Greta’s situation is far worse than she ever imagined. Facing an uncertain future of her own thanks …

Book Review: The Secret Years

Title: The Secret Years Author: Australian Author Barbara Hannay Genre(s): Historical Fiction / Romance Lucy Hunter has just returned to Townsville from Afghanistan. She expects her fiancé to pick her up from the airport, but finds her mother has arrived instead. After a turbulent homecoming, and with time on leave, Lucy decides …

Book Review: The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is an Australian classic. I have always wanted to read it, but at 743 pages it appeared daunting. I saw this copy at the library (hence the less than perfect cover image below – the Goodreads entry for this copy doesn’t have an image …

Book Review: Ridiculous

Ridiculous by D.L. Carter is a regency romance with a twist. After the death of her miserly cousin, Antony North, Millicent Boarder fakes her own death and assumes his identity in order to ensure her mother and two sisters are properly cared for rather than face the poorhouse as they …