The French Promise. . . oh to be in Paris!

This book was given to me by my husband on Mothers’ Day. It is often difficult to chose an appropriate book for someone other than yourself but this time my husband was bang on the money!  It was a great read.  Again I have come to a book which is not the first but the…

A highland fling, not a dance but a romance

I have to admit that the title of this book was what motivated me to purchase it at the Metung Book Fair. For fifty cents I got a light-hearted romance and an enjoyable read. The story is set in the highlands of Scotland and involves a virtual assistant and the closing down of an ailing…

Do you remember the A-Z Book Challenge?

Well, I have finally found a book with an author for the letter Q in my A-Z Book Challenge.  I know that it is well past the year in which I was doing the challenge but I plan to finish the alphabet.  Better late than never.  There may be some discussion as to whether this…

The Chemistry of Tears

I finished this book last week but have found it difficult to decide how I should review it.  Peter Carey is a novelist of some repute being one of only four writers to have won the Booker Prize twice.  He is an Australian writer. My first reaction to the novel is that it reminded me…

End of the wasp season

I have just finished this book but it is not in my A-Z Book Challenge.  I had listened to a review on the ABC Book show and it sounded as though it would make a good read so I have given it a go.  This was a great read.  It is crime fiction and the…

My choice of books are often Australian or Scottish

An observation I have made recently is that many of the books I choose to read have some link to either Australia or Scotland with the exception of Scanda noir books.  This next book in my A-Z Book Challenge has a link to Scotland.  The book is The Observations by Jane Harris. It was shortlisted for…