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Fractured, by Catherine. McKenzie

Nine stars

International bestselling author Catherine McKenzie presents readers with a stellar mystery that unfolds in a highly unconventional manner. Julie Prentice and her family arrive in a seemingly bucolic community tucked in the corner of Cincinnati, hoping to put their past behind them. 914 more words

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A Chain of Thunder: A Story of the Siege of Vicksburg (Civil War, Western Theatre #2), by Jeff Shaara

Eight stars

Shaara continues with his Civil War series with the second novel in the Western Theatre tetralogy. Shaara builds on the first novel’s focus on the Battle of Shiloh by turning things towards Mississippi and the vital city of Vicksburg, approximately a year after the aforementioned skirmish. 778 more words

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On Australian Women Writers. You are amazing.

You may have read that Jody’s going through a bit of a reading slump at the moment. Fortunately, while she is struggling, I’m devouring some of the best books I’ve read this year. 487 more words


A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh (Civil War, Western Front #1), by Jeff Shaara

Six stars

Known for his epic novels of historical fiction, Jeff Shaara has further distanced himself from those within the genre by writing solely (or, at least predominantly) about war, through American eyes. 702 more words

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The great ape escape!

Recently I was given “The great ape escape” by Fiona Manlove and Pascal Biet which I shared with Tom and the children I look after. This book tells the story of a group of cheeky monkeys in Monkey world. 225 more words

The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite #4), by Robert Dugoni

Nine stars

First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni, and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review. 599 more words

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Leaf man

In my search to gather together some quality autumn books I decided to invest in the book “Leaf man” by Lois Ehlert. It is a simple story about a ‘leaf man’ who lives in a pile of leaves, but the wind has blown him away. 155 more words