Category Archives: Romance

Want to be Invisible July 24

Invisible Man Fiction, Love to Be Invisible! You May Not After Reading/Watching These!

Since you were a kid you’ve dreamt of nothing better than being able to be in the same room as that certain someone you like as they get undressed with them having no idea you’re even there. Or maybe as you go older you wanted to listen in on confidential conversations, get stock or business […]

sweet thing July 22

Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino   Post by Melissa.   Sweet Thing is a beautifully written narrative that I couldn’t put down. It tells the story of Mia Kelly, an Ivy League graduate and classically trained pianist, who uproots her life when her father dies suddenly, and takes over the running of his Café in New […]

Dress 1 June 29

The dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The dressmaker of Dachau is an intriguing story, a real page turner. A historical fiction novel about a talented English dressmaker who gets caught up in Germany during World War 2.   Her naivety leads her to an ill fated romance with Stanilaus an Austrian aristocrat who takes her to Paris and abandons her when war […]

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, […]

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