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A Year at Hotel Gondola is Nicky Pellegrino’s tenth novel, and it has all the trademarks of her previous books – food, friendship and love, all with an Italian backdrop. This time the action is set in Venice. Kat Black is a fifty-year-old adventurer and TV presenter wh...

The Family Next Door is a book that explores the secrets of a small community at Pleasant Court during a Melbourne heatwave. On the outside, this would seem the safest of suburbs with happy families enjoying raising their children, perfect suburbia. When Isabelle arriv...

When Cassy’s family said goodbye to her at Heathrow airport, they never imagined there was a chance that they might never see her again. It was supposed to be a short holiday in New Zealand with her boyfriend, before returning home to be a bridesmaid for a good friend....

I was enchanted by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s charming debut novel The Reader on the 6.27, and I am even more in love with his second novel, The Rest of Their Lives.

The Rest of Their Lives follows the story of an unlikely grouping of characters. Ambroise is an embalmer,...

Zoe is devasted when her husband Ed is knocked off his bike on his way to work and he dies. Her loss is made worse that they had been arguing the morning he left, and she never got to tell him that day that she loved him. A couple in trouble for some time, Zoe has so m...

This is the twentieth novel from this bestselling author, so you are in very capable hands. Stacey Grant loses her high-flying job and feels like it is the last day of her life. As she struggles with the contrast of her previous professional life for one that now consi...

In 1944 Tess DeMello was planning to marry the love of her life, handsome doctor Vincent, who is specialising in working with patients who have contracted polio. She plans to finish her nursing qualifications, they will marry, and she will work alongside her husband wh...

Jesse Holt is an experienced family lawyer, but when one of his cases results in tragedy, he flees from Auckland to the South Island, looking for solace, and wanting to keep the world at a distance. But then he meets Lisa Dillon, a party-loving woman who lives in the m...

What a delightful read this novel is! And the main reason is the wonderful character Lola Quinlan, a flamboyant and eccentric 85-year-old woman, who is sassy and funny, and about to go on a trip of a lifetime. Lola decides to return to her birthplace, Ireland, more tha...

I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful novel. It’s mix of exotic location, engaging characters and a lively plot keep the pages turning to the end.

Francesca Hackett has fled London, and she now lives in Rome working as a tourist guide, trying to forget about the reasons...

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