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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

Title: Elizabeth and Elizabeth Author: Sue Williams Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 11th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.… Continue reading Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

Title: A Christmas in Time Author: Sally Nicholls Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Nosy Crow Published: 1st December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second in a brilliant time-slip adventure series by the award-winning author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do. Fun-filled, action-packed adventures in time from best-selling, award-winning author,… Continue reading A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

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The Sentinel by Jacqueline Hodder

Title: The Sentinel Author: Jacqueline Hodder Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Blue Wren Press Published: 3rd  October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: 1880, Australia. Escaping from a disastrous relationship, Kathleen Devine flees to an isolated lighthouse off the Victorian coastline. Taking up the position of Head Teacher to the lighthouse keepers’ children, she… Continue reading The Sentinel by Jacqueline Hodder

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

Title: The Girl Who Saved Christmas Author: Matt Haig Genre: Christmas, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Canongate Published: 12th October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould What… Continue reading The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

  This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit… Continue reading Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

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People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

Title: People of Abandoned Character Author: Clare Whitfield Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Head of Zeus/HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel. 'An astonishing book' M.W. CRAVEN He is my husband.… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield