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: 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: 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: 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: Hold On To Me

Hold on to Me by Victoria Purman is the fourth book in the Boys of Summer series. I didn’t know this before I purchased the book and was pleasantly surprised to find myself back in Middle Point. On to the review: Stella Ryan has rebuilt her life in the sleepy coastal …

Writing in Multiple Genres

I’ve finished editing half of my science fiction book, Skyburn, and am ready to send it out Chapters for critique. However, I’ve found over the past few weeks that when I spent too much time editing my brain begins to wander and I end up less than satisfied with the …