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The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves. Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The… Continue reading The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

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Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

Title: Kill Your Brother Author: Jack Heath Genre: Thriller, Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: What would you do when faced with an impossible choice? An unputdownable thriller from the bestselling author of the Hangman series. 'Pure twist from start to finish'SARAH BAILEY'twisted . . .… Continue reading Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

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A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

Title: A Three Dog Problem Author: S.J. Bennett Genre: Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The second book in the delightfully clever mystery series following Queen Elizabeth II as she secretly solves crimes alongside her royal duties. In the wake of a referendum which has… Continue reading A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Title: Fancy Meeting You Here Author: Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Sometimes the man of your dreams is standing right in front of you... only ten years in the past. A charming and unconventional love story about trying… Continue reading Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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Fancy Meeting You Here Interview with Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Hi Ali and Michelle, welcome to the Book Muse! Fancy Meeting You Here is your third book – as a cowriting team, what has your writing process been like for each book, and has it changed over the years? We spend a lot of time nutting out our characters and finessing the plot in depth.… Continue reading Fancy Meeting You Here Interview with Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: The magical fourth book in the rich and whimsical world of the Kingdoms and Empires about a non-magical boy called Oscar who finds himself caught up in… Continue reading The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

Title: Dragon Skin Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 336 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family. How to save a dragon:1) Assemble equipment.… Continue reading Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

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Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake

Title: Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot Author: Amy Timberlake Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 160 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected in this second book of the odd-couple series… Continue reading Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake