Category: Books

Masquerade, Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade, Melissa de la Cruz

| 20 April , 2010 | 1 Reply

Tina Gamble Preparations are under way for the ball of the century. But as any true Blue Blood knows, it’s the after-party that counts. And the cunning Mimi Force is getting ready to make sure her masquerade ball is the place to be for the Young, Fabulous and Fanged. But Schuyler Van Alen has more […]

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High Tea, The Australian Woman’s Weekly

High Tea, The Australian Woman’s Weekly

| 19 April , 2010 | Reply

Jane de Graaff, I Ate It All I\’m having a really tough time not squealing with giddy excitement. And I\’ll be honest and say that I\’m generally not prone to fits of girlish glee- for fear of blowing my cover as an independent and formidable feminist. Still- when the Australian Women\’s Weekly ‘High Tea\’ recipe […]

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The Bark Cutters, Nicole Alexander

The Bark Cutters, Nicole Alexander

| 16 April , 2010 | Reply

Andrea Parks The Gordon family is made up of four generations of Australian landowners who have worked hard to win and maintain their farm, Wangallon, the land that sustains them. The Bark Cutters by Nicole Alexander is the story of modern-day Sarah and her great-grandfather, Hamish, who created the legacy. It is obvious from the […]

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This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper

| 16 April , 2010 | Reply

Andrea Parks This is Where I Leave You is the kind of book that makes me want to write a novel – I loved it. Jonathan Tropper\’s writing flows with such ease, the story is touching, funny, tender and realistic. Many novels I\’ve read recently have had female protagonists so it was refreshing to hear […]

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Interview: The Jewel Box, Anna Davis

Interview: The Jewel Box, Anna Davis

| 16 April , 2010 | Reply

Johanna Baker-Dowdell, Strawberry Communications The Roaring Twenties has fascinated me as a decade of decadence and intrigue before the Great Depression, ever since I read The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, so when The Jewel Box by Anna Davis was offered I jumped at the chance to read it and interview Anna Davis. Set […]

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Interview: Manhattan Dreaming, Anita Heiss

Interview: Manhattan Dreaming, Anita Heiss

| 16 April , 2010 | Reply

Johanna Baker-Dowdell, Strawberry Communications When 20-something Lauren Lucas is offered her dream job at the Smithsonian in New York, she should jump at the chance, right? Lauren finds the decision a difficult one because it means leaving her wonderful life within the Canberra arts scene as a curator at the National Aboriginal Gallery, behind along […]

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Blue Bloods, Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods, Melissa de la Cruz

| 15 April , 2010 | 2 Replies

Tina Gamble Premise: Within New York City\’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires. Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at […]

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My Love Lies Bleeding (Aka Hearts at Stake), Alyxandra Harvey

My Love Lies Bleeding (Aka Hearts at Stake), Alyxandra Harvey

| 15 April , 2010 | Reply

Tina Gamble Premise: The Drakes are rather different to your usual neighbours. They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century. One of the children, Solange, is the only born female vampire known and, as such, she poses a direct threat to the vampire queen. Her best […]

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Love Bites, Lynsay Sands

Love Bites, Lynsay Sands

| 14 April , 2010 | Reply

Tina Gamble Etienne Argeneau’s three hundred years of bachelorhood were at an end. Either that, or he’d be forever alone. He could only “turn” one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. If he turned the wrong woman . . . But what choice did […]

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The Legacy, Kirsten Tranter

The Legacy, Kirsten Tranter

| 14 April , 2010 | Reply

Kristy McCormick What has happened to Ingrid? The premise of this book, The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter, is utterly enthralling. Ingrid, beautiful and enigmatic, has an appointment downtown at 9am on September 11, 2001. And is never seen again. Or is she? At the start of the novel it is 1996 and Ingrid is welcomed […]

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Love in Mid Air, Kim Wright

Love in Mid Air, Kim Wright

| 31 March , 2010 | 1 Reply

Kristy McCormick I seem to have read a lot of books lately based around women in their mid to late thirties (read almost forty!), married, with kids and apparently dissatisfied with their lives. I therefore initially began reading the debut novel by Kim Wright titled Love in Mid Air thinking it may just be another […]

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