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The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

Title: The Angel of Waterloo Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The powerful new novel from master storyteller Jackie French The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she… Continue reading The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

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The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

Title: The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) Author: Ektaa Bali Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 16th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Sonakshi is the first Princess of Macuata Fiji, to be born as a unicorn in hundreds of years. Kept secret and hidden in her castle in the Blue Mountains Australia, she… Continue reading The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

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Thrive by Mary Borsellino

Title: Thrive Author: Mary Borsellino Genre: Crime/Dystopia Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st June 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance.Until the day she is kidnapped and held for… Continue reading Thrive by Mary Borsellino

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Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: Pierre’s Not There Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Fantasy and Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A girl who transforms into a dog, a magic puppet show with the power to change lives and a story about the mysteries of the imagination from Ursula… Continue reading Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

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The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

Title: The Fire Wombat Author: Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell Genre: Survival stories, adventure Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small… Continue reading The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

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Transit of Angels by Desney King

Title: Transit of Angels Author: Desney King Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Pilyara Press Published: 19th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 285 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: Is there life after death?  Angelica is thirty-four when her beloved husband, Bill, is killed in a motorbike accident. She knows Bill is dead. Yet she yearns to be reunited with… Continue reading Transit of Angels by Desney King

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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Wednesday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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Feathers by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming

Title: Feathers Author: Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming Genre: Fiction Publisher: Empowering Resources Published: September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $17.00 Synopsis: ‘Dad, it’s my wish feather.’ I gently place my dream treasure under my pillow. Mum promised to always be with me... Feathers is a gentle book that supports any children who… Continue reading Feathers by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming

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Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) by Monique Mulligan

Title: Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) Author: Monique Mulligan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pilyara Press Published: 18th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A life-shattering tragedy threatens to tear apart chef Amy Bennet’s marriage. Desperate to save it, she moves with her husband Matt to Blackwood, a country town where… Continue reading Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) by Monique Mulligan