The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns

Harper Drummond has her career and doesn’t want children. Claire has been left unable to get pregnant after treatment for cancer as a child. When Harper decides to donate her eggs to Claire and her husband Jasper, it soon becomes clear that this is a great gift but not without its complications. Publisher: Harlequin Extract  Read More …

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

Adelaide has received a scholarship to a private school in Melbourne but into year twelve she feels the need to run away and return to her home town of Emyvale. This coming of age book for young adults explores the expectations put upon teenagers, and their struggle to work out what they want to be Read More …

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 …