‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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I usually borrow Debbie Macomber books as Audiobooks. It’s like going for a drive with a gossipy friend who knows heaps of peoples and hearing stories of what they have been up to. Her books are generally set in small communities in North America and commonly have romantic elements. I find them undemanding and relatively enjoyable. I suggest you start with the “Cedar Cove” series.
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How do you write a book review on absolute perfection? I finished this book and then I wanted to read it again because of all this cuteness overload. This book made me laugh and cry with all my heart and made me so happy by the end of it. Albertalli writes with this beautiful lightness that is almost impossible not to love.
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Ally Carter’s fun, fantastical, fast-spaced spy stories feature intriguing characters and just a touch of romance that never overshadows the story. The Heist Society series follows Kat Bishop’s gang of teenage master thieves as they pull off amazing heists.
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The popular Outlander series has also been made into an award winning TV show. It follows Claire who falls through ancient stones in 1960’s Scotland and ends up in 1743. It is a highly enjoyable series with something for everyone.
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“How to be Happy” – is a powerful read about life, happiness and the power of perspective. Eva Woods encourages us all to take stock of life and what is really important at the end of the day.
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous best-selling romantic comedy novels. Her books are fun, light-hearted and escapist. Highly recommended for those who wish to escape the ‘real’ world for a while – great to listen to on the way to work.
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