Review – Unexpected Lessons in Love – Lucy Dillon

So far I have only read one book by Lucy Dillon, but I did like the sound of this one when I came across it recently on Net Galley.  The premise sounded interesting and as I started reading, I was quickly drawn into the story. Title: Unexpected Lessons in Love Author: Lucy Dillon Format: ebook Publisher: Random…

Review – Gravity is the Thing – Jaclyn Moriarty

As I mentioned in my previous post, towards the end of last year, my reading slowed down rather a lot.  I've entered 2020 with the hope of renewed enthusiasm for books.  As has been the case in previous years, this will include books written by Australian women.  Hence choosing my first fiction read of 2020…

2020 – a reading plan

I can't believe that the last post I wrote on here was so many months ago when I mentioned my intention to read Italian themed books in September.  I did succeed with that plan, although I still have a pile of Italian themed books that need to be read. But the whole point of setting…

A reading plan for September

I have watched with interest some posts by Bookstagrammers where they plan their reading on a monthly basis.  They also report back on their achieved read pile as well. I'm really not that way inclined to get into that sort of posting.  I guess I would rather write a small blog post instead.  This idea…

Review – How It Was – Janet Ellis

I received notification of this book via a Net Galley email and I must say that what attracted me to it was the fact that a mother-daughter relationship is featured. Title: How It Was Author: Janet Ellis Format: ARC ebook Publisher: John Murray Press, Two Roads About the Book: Marion Deacon sits by the hospital bed of…

Review – The Sound of the Hours – Karen Campbell

I naturally gravitate to books set in Italy.  This one sounded interesting as I am also a fan of historical fiction and I don't know that much about what it was like in Italy during the Second World War. Title: The Sound of the Hours Author: Karen Campbell Format: ARC ebook Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing plc About the Book: 1944,…

Review – A Home From Home – Veronica Henry

I discovered Veronica Henry's books a couple of years ago and I have been a fan ever since.  This is her most recent novel. Title: A Home From Home Author: Veronica Henry Format: ARC ebook Publisher: Orion Publishing Group About the Book: Sunshine, cider and family secrets... Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of…

Review – Fled – Meg Keneally

Earlier in the year I went home to Australia and whilst there I attended a book event featuring Meg and Tom Keneally. It was as a result of this event, that I learned that Meg Keneally was just about to release her own book. Title: Fled Author: Meg Keneally Format: ebook Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Source: the…