Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Ava has lost her best friend Kelly. Gideon moved schools to get away from the bullying he was experiencing. When he starts working at the Magic Kebab with Ava, and they realise they are at the same school, the connections start. When no-one else seems to be able to understand what they are each experiencing, Read More …

How Bright Are All Things Here by Susan Green

Bliss is at the end of her very full life. She reflects on her husbands, lovers and step-children, and the lives of the now adult Paula, Tom and Anne show us how little they know of this colourful woman. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Extract      Reviews – Wendy Pat Jane Annie Susan Green – Read More …

The Making of Christina by Meredith Jaffe

When Christina meets Jackson she thinks he is the answer to her dreams for herself and her daughter Bianca. But as he starts to take more control over their lives, Christina is seduced by his charm and wealth, and cannot see what lies behind his façade of love and protection. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Extract Read More …

The Lone Child by Anna George

This psychological thriller deals with motherhood from many perspectives. Architect Anna’s partner has left her when she is 8 months pregnant and she is dealing with a difficult baby on her own. Then she finds an abandoned child and takes her in. It keeps you wondering what will happen to them all. Publisher: Penguin Books Read More …

Forgotten by Nicole Trope

Malia and Ian are married with three kids under five. Malia has left her career to be mum, but Ian’s addiction to the pokies has meant she has to work part-time in a bakery. Juggling all of this leads to every parent’s worst nightmare. Nicole Trope shows this devastating story from all angles. Publisher: Allen Read More …

Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods

Nick meets Anna and the culture of AFL collides with her faith. Nick’s sister Lily gets involved with the wife of a patient she attends to as a medical student. Tess Woods shows the messy and the beautiful in love. Can they survive their differences and the obstacles against them? Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  Read More …

Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Grace has lost her mother, and then she’s not sure if she’s losing her mind. She is hearing voices and starts acting on impulses that are not her own. Once a feisty prankster, she becomes withdrawn and her friends don’t know how to react to her behaviour. This is another great young adult novel by Read More …