Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that […]
Today we welcome author Anna Daniels to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us why she chose London as one of the settings for her debut novel Girl in Between. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Allen & Unwin then follows.
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Synopsis : Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes’ grade three teacher, Martha. Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry’s suits, has gone after them. Craig and Lesley have dropped over briefly from next door to catch up on the fallout from Henry and Caroline’s all-night […]
Jonathan Unleashed Synopsis : Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him – only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life – or […]
How Happy To Be Synopsis : How Happy to Be captures the life of a disillusioned entertainment journalist as she heads into a downward spiral of ritual substance abuse and empty punditry. Along this path of self-destruction, her past on a West Coast commune, both comic and poignant, keeps intruding. It isn’t until her indiscretions catch up […]
Ferry Tale Synopsis : She wants to be someone else… Katrina Keller flees to Hong Kong after the most humiliating moment of her life goes viral on YouTube. She starts over as a lounge singer in a fancy hotel, wishing only to be anonymous. But that’s tricky when you’re the wrong end of an Internet joke. He […]
The Little Prince Synopsis : Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s new translation of the beloved classic — published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s birth — beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style. Howard has excelled in bringing […]
Resistance Is Futile Synopsis : She’s smart. She’s funny. But she’s only human…. As a high-ranking mathematician in a male-dominated field – with bright red hair – Connie’s used to being considered a little unusual. But she’s nowhere near as peculiar as Luke, who is recruited to work alongside her on a top-secret code-breaking project. Just what […]