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Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

Title: Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger Author: Louisa Bennet Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 22nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $32.95 Synopsis: Book 2 in the Monty Dog Detective series, The Bone Ranger finds the indomitable team of Monty and Rose on the trail of a new mystery. Monty, the food-obsessed, naughty, and totally… Continue reading Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

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Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022

Following a successful completion of this challenge in 2021, I decided to take it on again in 2022 – I like broad challenges as I can make what I read for reviewing, my own reading and quiz writing where possible fit into them, rather than worrying about trying to find a specific book to fit… Continue reading Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022

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No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

Title: No Hearts of Gold Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO BE LOVED, SOME ARE BORN TO BE USEFUL, AND SOME ARE BORN TO BE BAD ... Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an… Continue reading No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

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Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The London Thief Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella and Grace are off to London to represent Eden College in an international art competition. They’ll be staying in a proper English boarding school, and their art will… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

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Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Escape Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life Victorian castle, steeped in literary history. Intrepid Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time, but what… Continue reading Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

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Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Secrets Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 136 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But… Continue reading Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

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Bad Habits by Sarah Evans

Title: Bad Habits Author: Sarah Evans Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 262 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Who the hell is trying to kill Perth cop, Eve Rock, this time? Bad Habits – the long-awaited sequel to Sarah Evans’rom-com-crime novel, Operation Paradise, is here.  A freezer full of body parts is the tip of… Continue reading Bad Habits by Sarah Evans

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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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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