Category Archives: Romance

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 […]

Pen Hiding Face With Hand Clip Art April 10

Pen Names! Your Favourite Authors Writing Under Different Names – Those Names Revealed!

Many authors write under various pseudonyms so you may well be waiting in anticipation for their next book to come out thinking you have read everything by a sensational author, when in fact there are many other books sitting on the shelf that you could get right now! Authors use pen names for a variety […]

These broken stars March 12

These broken stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These broken stars is a little like Titanic meets Lost. Lilac LaRoux is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Her father takes possessive to a whole new level and would think nothing of disposing of any man that takes an interest in his daughter. Whilst on board her father’s mega inter-galactic spaceliner, […]

Fabric heart March 06

104 in 2014: 2. whole lotta love

Here are the next ten books for my year of reading and yes! there’s a definite theme of love. This is partly because I have been continuing with my re-reading of Georgette Heyer’s Georgian era novels, in chronological order – and with the three below I have passed the halfway point both numerically (18 of 34) […]

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is available through Gold Coast Libraries. **Please be aware that book discussions may contain spoilers** This novel explores the nature of love across space and time, ageing, physical decay and the power of first-time love despite all of these earthly limitations. While certainly clever in […]


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