June 22

Monica McInerney – meet the author and read her latest novel – out now!

Are you an avid Monica McInerney reader? We’re very excited that the bestselling author is coming to Helensvale Library on Friday 7 July to launch her new book The Trip of a Lifetime! This free event runs from 6.30 to 8pm and places are strictly limited, so if you want to meet the author, book your […]

June 26

Signed, Mata Hari

“Mata Hari”….two words that are known to quicken the pulse of many a man. Mata Hari was reputed for being transfixing, suggestive, alluring and captivating. Mata Hari (or “Eye of the Sun”) is so much more exotic than Margaretha Zelle, but the two are one and the same.  Margaretha was born in the Netherlands. In […]

June 23

First, we make the beast beautiful: a new story about anxiety

First, we make the beast beautiful: a new story about anxiety, by Sarah Wilson. Post by Rebecca. This unusually titled book is written by Sarah Wilson, of “I Quit Sugar” and “I Quit Sugar: Simplicious” fame. It’s a very personal, very wise and very readable book that tackles the issue of anxiety – an issue […]

The wild, dark flowers

The Wild Dark Flowers by Elizabeth Cooke. Post by Sandra. This book is exquisitely written of a time past as the war years approach and affect the lives of the people who live at Rutherford Park.  There is the story of Harry Cavendish and his child, Cecilia, by a servant which he finds difficult to […]

June 21

Rutherford Park

Rutherford Park by Elizabeth Cooke. Post by Sandra. This novel is a story set at a beautiful country estate in England, Rutherford Park.  It is written with a wonderful insight  into the lives of the gentry and also the servants living at the estate.  It  is indicative of a time past where there was so […]

June 20

The Thirst

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo. Post by Robyn55.   As many of you will know This is the much anticipated new Harry Hole thriller.   Jo Nesbo has written 10 previous novels in which Harry Hole is his hero, and   what a hero.This book does not disappoint. Harry is once again on the trail […]

June 19

Only time will tell

Only time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. This fascinating tale is set in Bristol of the 1920’s and 1930’s.  It is a wonderful story of Harry Clifton, brought up and raised in the city, but by a mere chance of his singing ability is given opportunities which he would not otherwise have and receives an excellent grammar school […]

June 15

City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan

Posted by Neen City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan Jerusalem, 1945. Left homeless after World War Two, thousands of displaced Jewish refugees attempted to reach Palestine. However, they were regarded as illegal aliens by the interim British authorities, and were forced to rely on an underground network of sympathisers to hide them and provide new […]

June 14

A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody

Posted by Neen A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody Lucian, a friend of Kate Shackleton, recently inherited a cottage in a peaceful Yorkshire village from his aunt, so when Kate realises her 14-year-old niece, Harriet, needs complete rest to recuperate from an illness, Kate arranges with Lucien for herself and Harriet to enjoy […]

June 13

A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare

Posted by Neen A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare England, 1603. Queen Elizabeth I is dead and King James VI of Scotland is about to become King James I of England. As the new king’s official coronation approaches, Gabriel Taverner, former ship’s surgeon now employed as a physician in rural Devon, is called in by […]