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The Origin of Me by Bernard Gallate, Book Review: Quirky charm

The Origin of Me by Bernard Gallate, Book Review: Quirky charm

Bernard Gallate’s The Origin of Me is a memorably quirky and modern coming-of-age novel come historical mystery. The Origin of Me Synopsis A beguilingly original and satirical debut novel of friendships, imagination, and the bodies we live in Lincoln Locke’s fifteen-year-old…

Nicola May on The Gift of Cockleberry Bay, series final

Nicola May on The Gift of Cockleberry Bay, series final

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay… Nicola May discusses the third and final book in the #1 bestselling Cockleberry Bay series. I can personally recommend this series as I was thoroughly charmed by Book 1 The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. It was a delightful…

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania is the delightful first memoir from Fiona Stocker, escaped Brit turned Tassie farm owner and freelance writer. Apple Island Wife Synopsis Slow Living in Tasmania What happens when you leave city life and move…

Sallie Muirden’s inspiration for WEDDING PUZZLE

Sallie Muirden’s inspiration for WEDDING PUZZLE

Today we welcome poet and novelist Sallie Muirden to share what inspired her to write her new novel Wedding Puzzle. Plus, we have a worldwide ebook giveaway to celebrate its 1 May 2019 release. Sallie Muirden’s inspiration for Wedding Puzzle I had been…

All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman: Charming

All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman: Charming

Andrew Kaufman’s debut novella All My Friends Are Superheroes was originally published in 1999. All My Friends Are Superheroes Synopsis All Tom’s friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized…

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser, Jasper Fforde’s latest standalone novel, is a clever zany adventure. But it took me a while to find my reading groove in the first-person narrative and Fforde’s peculiar alternate world. Early Riser Synopsis Imagine a world where all humans must…

The Helpline by Katherine Collette, Review: A feel-good fun read

The Helpline by Katherine Collette, Review: A feel-good fun read

The Helpline, Katherine Collette’s debut novel, has been described as “delightful, feel-good fun” by one of my favourite authors Toni Jordan. Read my review. The Helpline Synopsis Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she’s great with…

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

Les Zig’s August Falling isn’t a love story, but one about acceptance, choices, and finding a way to be ourselves. August Falling Synopsis: The past. Sometimes we can’t escape it. After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life…

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men Synopsis: Shortlisted for The Dorothy Hewett Award A property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a dementia care facility in…

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

The Travel Mate is the second in a planned four-novel series by Mark David Green. The Travel Mate Synopsis: Twenty-six year old Maddie has it all. A fiancé with a well-paid job, a comfortable home and several exotic holidays a year….

SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan, Book Review

SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan, Book Review

New novel from the author of Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan, about a life-changing loaf of bread. Sourdough Synopsis Lois Clary, a software engineer at a San Francisco robotics company, codes all day and collapses at night. When her favourite sandwich shop…