Book Review – THE TRAVEL AUCTION by Mark Green

The Travel Auction by Mark Green

The Travel Auction Synopsis Wanted! Travel companion for all expenses paid trip to South America… Jonathan Cork has left his job, rented out his flat and has two tickets for the trip of a lifetime travelling around South America. But with just days to go, he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Kate Thornly. Even worse, a life-threatening […]

Book Review – THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jojo Moyes

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

The Girl You Left Behind Synopsis The Girl You Left Behind is a hauntingly romantic and utterly irresistible new weepy from Jojo Moyes, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller, Me Before You. What happened to the girl you left behind? France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard […]

Book Review – THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John

The Women in Black by Madeleine St John

The Women in Black Synopsis Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, The Women in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it’s Sydney in the 1950s, and there’s still just enough […]

Teaser Tuesday – THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John

The Women in Black by Madeleine St John

The Women in Black Synopsis Sydney in the 1950s. On the second floor of the famous F. G. Goode department store, in Ladies’ Cocktail Frocks, the women in black are girding themselves for the Christmas rush. Among the staff — Patty Williams with her wayward husband Frank, the sweet but unlucky Fay, faithful Mrs Jacob of […]

Mini Book Review – HONEYMOON IN PARIS by Jojo Moyes

Honeymoon in Paris, A Novella by Jojo Moyes

Honeymoon in Paris Synopsis At the heart of Jojo Moyes’ heartbreaking new novel, The Girl You Left Behind, are two haunting love stories – that of Sophie and Edouard Lefevre in France during the First World War, and, nearly a century later, Liv Halston and her husband David. Honeymoon in Paris (self-contained novella) takes place several years […]

Book Review – ZEN QUEEN by Kirsty McManus

Zen Queen by Kirsty McManus

Zen Queen Synopsis Jess Harper’s personal life is a mess. She hasn’t had a haircut since 2006 and she doesn’t have time to find better friends than the self-centred associates she’s had since University. And instead of searching for love, she’s settled for ‘friends with benefits’ status with one of her buddies. Yet none of that matters, […]

Book Review – UPSIDE DOWN INSIDE OUT by Monica McInerney

Upside Down Inside Out by Monica McInerney

Upside Down Inside Out Synopsis Eva Kennedy is in a rut. After seven years of working at her uncle’s Dublin delicatessen, her artistic aspirations have slipped by the wayside and her latest relationship has fizzled. Whatever happened to the Eva who was going to be someone? Hoping to shake things up and find inspiration, Eva takes […]

Book Review – HOUSE OF STICKS by Peggy Frew

House of Sticks by Peggy Frew

House of Sticks Synopsis Bonnie has given up her life as a musician to become a stay-at-home mum. She tells herself she has no regrets, but sometimes the isolation and the relentless demands of three small children threaten to swamp the love between Bonnie and her partner, Pete. Then an old mate of Pete’s arrives. Doug […]

Book Review – THE PEACOCK EMPORIUM by Jojo Moyes

The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes

The Peacock Emporium Synopsis In the Sixties, Athene Forster is the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she is also beautiful, spoilt and out of control. When she agrees to marry dashing young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme her parents breathe a sigh of relief. But within two years rumours have begun to circulate […]