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Womens Fiction

Who I Was Before – Denise Black

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28 October 2020

Demanding

Who I Was Before is a tricky book for a man to critique considering the premise is a story of a woman, a mother, a wife, and the difficulties in balancing home life with young children, a husband and the mounting struggles to find liberation and personal space. It would…


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The Weight of Love – Hilary Fannin

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3 July 2020

This is a first novel that doesn’t read like a first novel. The author is clearly an accomplished writer, a journalist and playwright in Ireland, and now a novelist. The prose of this novel captivates the reader from beginning to end. It is not simply the skilled use of…


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Crime Mystery Womens Fiction

The Swap – Robyn Harding

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24 June 2020

The Swap is an emotionally immersive story that draws three very distinctive female characters who allow avaricious choices to create a toxic set of relationships. A story that is fascinating and keenly observed, as we wonder what emotional control is possible when relationships become unhinged.

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Womens Fiction

City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert

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1 May 2020

I love this book! Vivian Morris, 20, is banished to New York in disappointment by her parents after being sent down from Vasser after failing to attend a single class. She’s to live with her Aunt Peg who owns the Lily Theatre Company which performs something like revues with…


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Historical Fiction Womens Fiction

The Philosopher’s Daughters – Alison Booth

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3 April 2020

Discovery

A beautifully immersive story celebrating a journey into the wonderful landscape of Australia with intriguing characters that wrestle with its wildness and their own self-discovery. Alison Booth uniquely characterises the landscape giving it energy with features of beauty and harshness at the heart of the story. As two young female…


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Mystery Womens Fiction

The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jefferies

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10 March 2020

Secrets

The Tea Planter’s Wife is a very intriguing story, of secrets that are harboured within a relationship and are destined to be revealed, but at what cost. Gwen is 19 years old and marries Laurence, a widower and tea plantation owner. The background to Laurence and what happened to his…

Peter Donnelly
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