Tag: Renee


REVIEW: Rachel, out of Office by Christina Hovland
25th Jan / 1 Comment

REVIEW: Rachel, out of Office by Christina Hovland

Rachel, out of Office by Christina Hovland: If you are up til the wee hours in a manic sleep-deprived state courtesy of motherhood, career demands and the weighty burden of perfectionism, then this is definitely the novel to keep you company before you fall into a pit of exhaustion.

REVIEW: Pretending by Holly Bourne
23rd Jan / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Pretending by Holly Bourne

Pretending by Holly Bourne: A London summer sits as a crucial metaphor and ongoing subtextual placemat to present a read that at no juncture pretends it’s about tea and biscuits, or a chilly curl-up-on-the-couch with a blanky type Happily Ever After.

REVIEW: Her Turn by Allison Jones
15th Jan / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Her Turn by Allison Jones

Her Turn by Allison Jones: Beginning with the death of her narcissistic mother 10 years prior to establish some context, Addie is fired from her job and uses the experience to motivate her to achieve her dream of finishing her novel. 3 months later, Addie’s novel takes the world by storm […]

REVIEW: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton
9th Jan / 2 Comments

REVIEW: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton: As bombs fall from the sky down on Darwin in 1942, and the war sirens ring out across the northern Australian city, gravedigger girl Molly Hook hunkers down in her mother’s excavated grave hiding from more than the invading Japanese enemy.

REVIEW: Love, Almost by Hayley Doyle
31st Dec / 1 Comment

REVIEW: Love, Almost by Hayley Doyle

Love, Almost by Hayley Doyle: Grief, love, and self-discovery are the underpinning thematic tones that run throughout Love, Almost. Initially, it appears that Chloe and Jack are in the early throws of falling in love; the relationship appears frivolous and whimsical and from Chloe’s perspective, she feels like Jack may […]

REVIEW: Love in Lockdown by Chloe James
22nd Dec / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Love in Lockdown by Chloe James

Love in Lockdown by Chloe James: Whilst a little too soon, too real and too now, Love in Lockdown is a truly optimistic romantic take on what can happen if circumstance forces us to connect with our community and demand we re-evaluate what is really important to us. What sits as […]

REVIEW: Wife Support System by Kathleen Whyman
19th Dec / 1 Comment

REVIEW: Wife Support System by Kathleen Whyman

Wife Support System by Kathleen Whyman: Initially, the idea that a return to the ‘village’ being the best place to raise a child was an attractive one, however, in reality putting three very different women together, who aren’t really ‘friends’ is a recipe for disaster, particularly when their home lives […]

REVIEW: # Blocked. – A Social Media Love Story by Savannah Thomas
18th Dec / 1 Comment

REVIEW: # Blocked. – A Social Media Love Story by Savannah Thomas

# Blocked. – A Social Media Love Story by Savannah Thomas: Set in Portland Oregon, which by all accounts appears to be one rainy place, #Blocked unpacks the soul mate-ish romance that brews after Bo Blaine, son of a multi-million dollar investment mogul, and Winter Smith, social media influencer cross paths […]

REVIEW: In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy
16th Dec / 0 Comments

REVIEW: In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy

In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy: The gorgeously cosy setting of Ivy lane in Derry Ireland is a perfect backdrop for what is a clean family values romance that attempts to address some very real human condition issues. Jo Campbell, struggling to come to terms with her broader purpose in […]