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.
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.
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 […]
A Bicycle Built for Sue by Daisy Tate: This beautifully written British drama, tackles some heavy home truths whilst remaining gentle enough to encourage folk to reach out to their loved ones and offer support in times of darkness.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
# 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 […]
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 […]