Author Review – Chris Hammer

Author of Scrublands and Silver

Chris Hammer, a former journalist, has written 2 twisty and involved mysteries in very Australian settings. One in the drought ravaged bush (Scrublands) and one on the tropical coast (Silver). I didn’t always like or agree with the main character, also a journalist, but the plots kept me reading. Excellent and I recommend them to all mystery fans.

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Series Review – The Walsh Family

imagesI think Marian Keyes is like a racier version of Maeve Binchy. Very Irish but her Walsh stories have more bite and a more contemporary take on relationships. When you try to describe them they sound like you are dealing with very depressing topics but they are deftly handled with warmth and humour.

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Book Review – Rocky Road

imagesThe incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright

Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.

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Book Review – The Nowhere Child

index (17)By Christian White

This book won the same award as “The Dry” by Jane Harper (Another Great Book). This book has great, original characters (even if you don’t like them), a world that I knew very little about and a mystery that will keep you guessing. I thought I had it all figured out only to find that the author had cleverly gone off in another direction. An interesting and different mystery.

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Author Review – Julia Quinn

downloadJulia Quinn writes Regency romances.

They are funny, lighthearted and cute with a big AWWWWW factor. There are no contrived subplots just engaging characters falling in love. There is some spice in there but all in all they are just a nice, light read where you know that everything is going to be worked out and you will always get your HEA! (Happy Ever After)

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