If You Were Here by Elisabeth Sophia

Title: If You Were Here Author: Elisabeth Sophia Illustrator: Anita Bagdi Published: August 2021 Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Readership: Children's Picturebook Rating: ★★★★★ RRP: $24.95 "If you were here I’d hug you tight, If you were here I’d say, ‘You are my very bestest friend.’ I wish you could have stayed." If You Were Here is a beautiful rhyming …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dark Rise by C.S. Pact

Title: Dark Rise 1 Author: C.S. Pacat Published: September 28, 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Young Adult Genre: Fantasy, Historical Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $19.99 Content warnings: Death of parents, massacre, violence I received a copy of Dark Rise from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The first book in a …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Title: The Housemate Author: Sarah Bailey Published: August 31, 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Readership: Adult Genre: Crime & Mystery Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $32.99 Content warnings: Murder, child abuse, child pornography, corruption I received a copy of The Housemate from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Three housemates. One dead, one missing …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sabriel by Garth Nix (25th Anniversary)

Title: Sabriel (25th Anniversary)Author: Garth NixPublished: August, 2021Publisher: Allen and UnwinReadership: Young AdultGenre: FantasyRating: ★★★★Price: $27.99 Content Warnings: Death of parents, death in childbirth, ghosts, necromancy I received a copy of Sabriel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Garth Nix's masterwork is a compelling high fantasy, the gripping story …

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Meet Me In Bendigo by Eva Scott

Title: Meet Me In BendigoAuthor: Eva ScottPublished: July, 2021Publisher: MIRAReadership: AdultGenre: RomanceRating: ★★★.5Content Warnings: cat fishing, COVID-19 I received a copy of Meet Me In Bendigo from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Small-town Australia meets You've Got Mail in this rural romantic comedy about online dating, second chances, …

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Catch Us the Foxes by Nicola West

Title: Catch Us the FoxesAuthor: Nicola WestPublished: July, 2021Publisher: Simon & SchusterReadership: AdultGenre: Mystery-ThrillerRating: ★★★Content Warnings: Murder, cults, homophobia, mental illness, corrupt police force, misuse of medication I received a copy of Catch Us the Foxes from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Some secrets you try to hide. Others …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The World’s Most Pointless Animals by Philip Bunting

Title: The World's Most Pointless Animals (or are they?) Author/Illustrator: Philip Bunting Published: July 2021 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books Readership: Children's Picturebook Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: ★★★★ RRP: $26.99 I received a copy of The World's Most Pointless Animals from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We share our planet …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One From the Heart by Nikki Logan, Daniel de Lorne and Fiona Greene

Title: One From the Heart: A Rivervue Community Theatre romanceAuthors: Nikki Logan, Daniel de Lorne, Fiona GreenePublished: August 2020Publisher: MIRA (HarperCollins)Readership: AdultGenre: Contemporary RomanceRating: ★★★★RRP: $29.99Content warnings: Cancer, death of a parent, death of an infant, underage sex/relationship (in the past), secret identities, suggestion of incest between characters (off-screen, in the past), alcoholic family members, financial stress I received a copy …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Vet From Snowy River by Stella Quinn

Title: The Vet From Snowy RiverAuthor: Stella QuinnPublished: June 2021Publisher: MIRAReadership: AdultGenre: RomanceRating: ★★★★RRP: $27.26 I received a copy of The Vet From Snowy River from the publisher (and Netgalley) in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A hot vet. A rebellious teenager. And meddling but well-meaning townsfolk. Vera gets more than she bargains …

RELEASE DAY: Nancy Business by R.W.R. McDonald

NANCY BUSINESSR.W.R. McDonaldAllen and UnwinJune 1st, 2021 Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cosy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys.The gripping, heart-warming and hilarious sequel to R.W.R. McDonald's smash hit The Nancys, winner of the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. It's been four months since Tippy, Uncle …