Category Archives: Romance

longbourne April 28

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn is the story of  Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the Bennet’s servants. While Elizabeth runs carefree through a muddy field, it is the servant, Sara, who has to wash her petticoats and remove the stains. When the girls are invited to parties it is the mysterious footman, James who takes them there and waits […]

eleanor and park April 27

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Post by Katie and Michele. Eleanor & Park is a young adult love story about two misfits set over one school year in 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eleanor is the new kid in town and is bullied because she is overweight and a bit different. On the school bus she meets Park, a half-Korean high […]

wasikowska-jane-eyre April 11

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. On impulse I decided to re-read this classic novel which I originally read as a teenager. A similar impulse to read Sense and Sensibility a couple of years ago was a disappointing experience, but this time I really did enjoy Jane Eyre … from which I had forgotten all but the […]

sunstone March 04

Sunstone: better that Fifty Shades of Grey, and considerably shorter

To get the obvious out of the way, the author describes this graphic novel as an “erotic romantic comedy”. There are nude lesbians in bondage gear in it.  If that’s a dealbreaker for you, there are some other great graphic novel reviews on this site. Sunstone: Volume One launched on the New York Times best-seller […]

landline February 26

Landline book club discussion questions

Landline by Rainbow Rowell is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers.** This is light entertainment but enjoyable reading for the Christmas break when you may not be able to concentrate on a more intricate plot.   Synopsis: Georgie is staying in Los […]

One step closer to you December 08

One Step Closer to You

One Step Closer To you by Alice Peterson This novel follows the journey of  Polly who is trying to rebuild her life after finally realising that poor choices and family secrets almost destroyed her. Polly is a woman with addictions but in particular it’s her alcoholism  that threatens to pull her under. You share her […]

destiny of the light cover October 30

Destiny of the Light by Louise Cusack

Destiny of the Light is the first novel in the Shadow Through Time series by Louise Cusack. It’s a romance novel within a fantasy setting. The lead character is a woman from our world who travels to another, where her destiny is to have a child who will save the world. The lead character, Catherine, […]

Conditions of faith

For the 1920s woman, marriage and motherhood were a fairly natural progression. For Emily Stanton, the heroine of Conditions of faith,  life becomes somewhat complicated when her clear path becomes complicated by pursuing other interests. Emily meets and marries Scottish engineer Georges, who has devoted his adulthood to designing the great bridge that ambitiously aims […]

Amy August 01

July Online eBook Club Wrap-up – Amy

*Note: This discussion contains spoilers*

Amy by Peggy Savage, is the story of a female Doctor who loses her medical licence on the outbreak of World War I. In response she goes to France as an orderly determined to get her medical licence back and clear her name.

flat out love July 30

Flat Out Love

Flat Out Love by Jessica Park Post by Belinda. Genre: Young Adult Flat Out Love follows the lives of the Watkins family and the main protagonist Julie Seagle.  Julie moves in with the Watkins after her college housing falls through and is invited to stay by Erin Watkins, her Mother’s old college roommate.  The story then […]

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