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Book Bingo fifteen – A Book Set More Than 100 Years Ago

Kate Forsyth's Chain of Charms series has been sitting on my shelf for a few years. Between university up until eighteen months ago, reviewing for publishers and most recently, writing quizzes for Scholastic Australia, I've been trying to squeeze them in, and have found time lately, so that's what I have done. A book set… Continue reading Book Bingo fifteen – A Book Set More Than 100 Years Ago

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The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan

*Read in 2017, published review in 2018* Title: The Sister’s Song Author: Louise Allan Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, The Sisters' Song traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving… Continue reading The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan

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Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

Wrap Up post #2 – My Year in Reading 2017.   2017 was a busy reading year for me. It was the year my blog picked up a little bit more, and I managed to read more review books. Overall, I read 121 books. Fifty-five of those were by Australian women writers, although I didn’t… Continue reading Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

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Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed     2017 was the first year I took part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and it was the sixth year it has been running. Keen to read more Australian Women Writers and raise the profile of our wonderfully talented female authors, I signed… Continue reading Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

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Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017

Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017   In my third wrap up post for 2017, I am looking at my favourite reads of the year. Over the past twelve months of reading so many books, narrowing down my favourites has been quite hard. There are definitely a few that stick out, though. Deciding how… Continue reading Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017

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Sunday Spotlight via Australian Women Writers, interview with Kate Forsyth and Theresa Smith

Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Today it gives us great pleasure to bring to you a conversation with Kate Forsyth about her exciting new book, Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women. I read on your blog that Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women was born out… via Sunday Spotlight… Continue reading Sunday Spotlight via Australian Women Writers, interview with Kate Forsyth and Theresa Smith

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Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth and Illustrated by Lorena Carrington

Title: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women Author:  Kate Forsyth and Illustrated by Lorena Carrington Genre: Fairy tales, children’s literature Publisher: Serenity Press Published: 14th December 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 100 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt… Continue reading Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth and Illustrated by Lorena Carrington

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman

Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M.L. Steadman Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction Publisher: Vintage Published: 3rd December 2012 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world, and Hollywood movie rights were recently snapped up by DreamWorks, with David Heyman (Harry Potter) set to… Continue reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman

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Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

Title: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga #7) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 292 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for… Continue reading Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

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Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

Title: Esme’s Wish Author: Elizabeth Foster Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Odyssey Books Published: 30th October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 248 Price: $22.95 Synopsis: This was her last chance. Her hand twisted high in the air. When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish… Continue reading Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster