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Ep: 47 Louise Allan- The Sister's Song


Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, The Sisters’ Song traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving and loving are her most natural qualities and the other who cannot forgive and forget. 195 more words


A Q & A with Rory Clements

Rory Clements is the author of Nucleus, published by Zaffre, hardback, £12.99. To celebrate the upcoming release of the second novel in the Tom Wilde… 995 more words


At the start she was a docile wife,

… but Rachel’s demeanor continued as a kind of obedience that came to offend Ephraim.
The first skirmish was on their wedding night in August 1846. 90 more words

Historical Novel

#amwritinghistoricalfiction: Blue Water, Distant Shores

The language may be a bit portentous. Nevertheless, here is from p. 7:

So the story begins. It is a story of churning oceans, ships, dragon’s breath, siren calls.

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The Good People - Hannah Kent

The Good People by Hannah Kent

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a refreshing start to the year. The story is beautifully told and completely enthralling – so much so that it is impossible to put down. 138 more words

Book Review

Through My Younger Eyes

Yesterday someone liked one of my photos on Instagram. Actually several people did, it was a good day, Instagram-wise. As I always do, I went to each person to see who they are and what it was about my photo that they found enticing enough to make them tap their screens. 208 more words

Life Lessons

Review: Winter Garden

Winter Garden. Written by Kristin Hannah


Just Wow.

Home Front made me cry, this book just totally overwhelmed me. Kristin Hannah has an ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal. 259 more words