THE SECRETS AT OCEAN’S EDGE Kali Napier

1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression. All they have keeping their small family together is their shame. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where they begin to build a summer guesthouse, but […]

THE WILDFLOWERS Harriet Evans

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamourous, argumentative…adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea – the same house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been […]

THE GREAT ALONE Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. Amid a world in political turmoil, Ernt Allbright, a Vietnam vet and former POW, suffers from what we now call PTSD. His volatile nature and violent temper make it hard to hold down a job. When a friend […]

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR Sally Hepworth

Brimming with power and intrigue comes another saga riddled with secrets – well, if everything was as it seemed there wouldn’t be a story would there?! The most secure suburbs often hold the deepest shadows and such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made […]

BIRTHRIGHT Fiona Lowe

A family tangled together by a rich inheritance simmers in secrets, childhood rivalry, favoritism and betrayal. Is inheritance a privilege or a right? Three families. Three claims. One fortune …let the bastardry begin. The Jamiesons are wealthy and considered aristocracy in the heart of Victoria’s high country. Margaret, the matriarch has always been as tight […]

THREE GOLD COINS Josephine Moon

Masquerading as the not unusual fare of satisfying themes of love, second chances and a redeeming outcome, this book encompasses several big issues compellingly and arbitrarily which makes it an infinitely more riveting journey. On the run from a dubious and dangerous ex-partner in Brisbane, Lara Foxleigh tosses three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain […]

THE MAKING OF MARTIN SPARROW Peter Cochrane

Lazy, lovelorn and luckless, Martin Sparrow is already deep in debt when a devastating flood strikes the Hawkesbury River in 1806. His 30-acre farm is all but washed away, leaving the former convict with a choice: he can buckle down and set about his agricultural renewal, or he can heed the whispers of an earthly […]