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Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Legends of the Lost Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Espionage Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series A mysterious telegram that says, 'Lily needs you' arrives just before a plane from… Continue reading Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

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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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Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

Title: Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 23rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII… Continue reading Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

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Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

Title: Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 104 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933 For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a… Continue reading Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Christmas Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 15th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 48 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Paris,Christmas 1914 Despite her love for Huw, Elspeth will not give up her espionage work while World War One rages. She will wear his ring around her neck, and marry him when… Continue reading Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

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The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) by Jackie French

Title: The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 480 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The world is at war, and women are working, often behind the scenes, in areas from nursing to espionage. And despite their many successes, these are… Continue reading The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) by Jackie French

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With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

Title: With Love from Miss Lily Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: eBook Pages: 100 Price: Free download from publisher website Synopsis: From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918 This first peacetime Christmas… Continue reading With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

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The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French

Title: The Lily and the Rose Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 372 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Australian heiress Sophie Higgs was 'a rose of no-man's land', founding hospitals across war-torn Europe during the horror that was WW1. Now, in the 1920s, Sophie's wartime work must… Continue reading The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French