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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

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Kensy and Max: Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Undercover Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spies/Adventure Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 5th March 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: How do you keep your head in the game when someone wants you gone? When those dearest to you are far away and the future is so uncertain . .… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Undercover by Jacqueline Harvey

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Challenge Check-In: February

In February, I didn't read or review as many books as I did in January. I managed to read twelve books this month, bringing my yearly total to twenty-six, and have made some progress on my challenges. Some reviews are yet to go up, but this will wrap up what I have done: General and… Continue reading Challenge Check-In: February

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The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

Every year, I try to think about the books that have stuck with me - whether happy or sad, fun or informative, or any combination of these things and more that can and do make a book good. In past years, working this out has left me at the end of the year without a… Continue reading The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

It's that time of the fortnight, when Book Bingo Saturday with Amanda Barrett of Mrs B's Book Reviews and Theresa Smith of Theresa Smith Writes has rolled around. As this is my second go around, and after this week and next fortnight, I still have ten squares left, there will be a few posts where… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

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Kensy and Max #2: Disappearing Act by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Disappearing Act (Kensy and Max #2) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy stories, children's fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd September 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max are now agents-in-training at Pharos, a covert international spy network. Christmas break sees the twins back at Alexandria for training and a… Continue reading Kensy and Max #2: Disappearing Act by Jacqueline Harvey

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Australian Women Writer’s Check-in three: thirty-one to forty-five

My next fifteen takes me to book 45 of the challenge - The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell. In this set, I read a wide array of fiction - all by authors I had never read before, from contemporary fiction, to historical fiction, literary fiction, and kids’ books that delved into the world of spies,… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Check-in three: thirty-one to forty-five

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Kensy and Max #1: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max #1: Breaking News Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Kid's Fiction, Spies Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 26th February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had… Continue reading Kensy and Max #1: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey