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 …

Understory: A Life with Trees by Inga Simpson

After three acclaimed novels Inga Simpson has written a memoir, mostly based on the property she and her partner purchased in the hinterland out of the Sunshine Coast. She details the struggles and the joys that came with this tree change. Also reflecting on her youth growing up on a farm in New South Wales, Read More …

Ache by Eliza Henry Jones

Bushfires have devastated Annie’s family. Her grandmother is dead, her mother is exhibiting odd behavior, her daughter is traumatised and her husband can’t seem to help Annie. A community has been decimated. They are all feeling the effects and displaying their grief in different ways. This tender book looks at how they each come to terms Read More …