Category Archives: Romance

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

The basic plot of this story has two children growing up together as inseperable best friends from birth until, as they become teenagers, this inevitably turns to them having a romantic relationship. However, by the age of 17, one of them is dead and the other is on trial for her murder – but is […]

Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Series – behind the scenes of True Blood

            While her writing style may not be suited to everyone’s taste, Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries, which the HBO television series True Blood is based on, is nothing short of entertaining.   I first started reading the series with the first novel, Dead until Dark, well before the show, and when the series […]

Don’t want to miss a thing – Jill Mansell

Don’t want to miss a thing by Jill Mansell – When Dexter’s beloved sister dies suddenly, she leaves behind her 8 month old daughter, Delphi for him to raise. Dexter, a man who previously pursued a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, moves from his city apartment to a country home where he grows […]

The White Queen

Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction novel has been adapted for tv but does it bring history to life like her book have? The White Queen is set during the War of the Roses with the Houses of Lancaster & York battleing for the English throne. The novel has a focal romantic setting as the two sides struggle for ultimate power. […]

The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman Book Club Kit Discussion Questions

  The Light Between Oceans  is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club Kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Imagine it is 1926 and you are living on a remote island off Western Australia, manning a lighthouse. It would have many problems involving loneliness, lack of […]

Labor Day Book Club Kit Discussion Questions

Labor Day  by Joyce Maynard is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits.   **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers**   Synopsis: Labor Day is a novel by American author Joyce Maynard, and her second novel to be adopted into a major motion film (released in 2014). […]

The Hidden Cottage by Erica James

The Hidden Cottage by Erica James is an easy read based in a rural English village called Little Pelham. The story revolves around Mia Channing, her husband Jeff and their children Jensen, Eliza and Daisy. However, when newcomer Owen Fletcher arrives in the village he really unsettles Mia’s life! The story certainly becomes interesting when […]

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104 in 2014: 6. it’s not what you do

You know it’s not what you do, but the way that you do it that counts. In other words, it’s not what you read that matters, just that you join in the fun of reading, and telling us about what you’ve read on book coasters. Read on for my reviews of another ten titles towards the 104 for 2014 reading challenge.

tapestry May 26

Make time for Tapestry

Looking for something fabulous to read? Love historical fiction, Jacobites, romance, ley lines, fantasy fiction, Scotland, adventure, the 1970s and Uluru? Well, who doesn’t? Anyway, look no further – I’ve found the perfect book for you.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I resisted reading Jane Eyre for a great many years. Mostly because it was a cliché favourite classic among nerdy girls and I wanted to pretend I wasn’t one. I was more interested in devouring the stories written by self-centred men who went on travel rampages and alcoholic binges around the US and Europe. I […]


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