The Ark, by Annabel Smith

The Ark, by Annabel Smith

  I've just finished Annabel Smith's third novel, 'The Ark'. I loved her second novel, 'Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, which I reviewed here, and which is about to be released in the US as 'Whisky and Charlie'. 'The Ark' is no ordinary novel, and to say I read it...

Why I Chose to be Motherless – Part 2

Why I Chose to be Motherless – Part 2

Thank you to everyone who commented on this site or on Facebook, or who wrote to me personally after last week's post. Your words and support mean so much. To those who contacted me because you've experienced similar, thank you. We can draw strength and support...

Fairway to Heaven, by Lily Malone

Fairway to Heaven, by Lily Malone

I hosted my first ever guest author on the blog last Friday, Lily Malone, and what a lovely guest she was! (You can read her interview here.) We talked about her novel, 'Fairway to Heaven'. It would be years, decades even, since I read a romance...

Hey, I Have a Guest in the Attic …

Hey, I Have a Guest in the Attic …

I'm very proud to introduce my first guest author to the attic: Lily Malone, author of His Brand of Beautiful (Escape Publishing, 2013), The Goodbye Ride (2013), and Fairway to Heaven (2014). Lily lives in Margaret River with her husband and two young sons. She...

Bottling the Kids

Bottling the Kids

There’s been a lot going on this year—mostly good, but not all of it. Normally, I cope. Normally, I feel good about the good things, but I've had trouble feeling good at all this year, about anything. I think I've worked out why: I don't like this new phase of...

Let Her Go, by Dawn Barker

Let Her Go, by Dawn Barker

  Dawn Barker has done it again with her second book, 'Let her Go'. I loved 'Fractured' (click the link to see my review) so I was looking forward to another of her psychological/ethical/suspense/thriller stories—and I was not let down! 'Let Her Go' flits...