Bestselling author Kate Forsyth‘s new novel is a spellbinding reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ set amongst the wild bohemian circle of Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets. Beauty in Thorns Synopsis : The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to […]
Today we welcome Robert Wainwright to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us the writing journey that led to his latest book, Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragists. And, thanks to Harper Collins Australia – ABC Books, we have a paperback copy to giveaway. — I have been […]
The much anticipated sequel to The Bitter Trade. Scatterwood Synopsis : SEVEN YEARS’ SERVITUDE. SEVEN DAYS TO SAVE HIS FAMILY Jamaica, March 1692. Calumny Spinks is forced to spy for the Crown and help prevent an invasion of England. He’s sent to the Caribbean to pose as an indentured servant, but his best friend Ty brands him […]
From the Wreck Synopsis : From the Wreck tells the remarkable story of George Hills, who survived the sinking of the steamship Admella off the South Australian coast in 1859. Haunted by his memories and the disappearance of a fellow survivor, George’s fractured life is intertwined with that of a woman from another dimension, seeking refuge on Earth. This […]
Land of Hidden Fires Synopsis : Occupied Norway, 1943. After seeing an allied plane go down over the mountains, headstrong fifteen year-old Kari DahlstrOm sets out to locate the wreck. She soon finds the cocky American pilot Lance Mahurin and offers to take him to Sweden, pretending she’s a member of the resistance. While her widower father Erling […]
An intergalactic odyssey of love, ambition, and self-discovery Spaceman of Bohemia Synopsis : Orphaned as a boy, raised in the Czech countryside by his doting grandparents, Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country’s first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he’s dreamt of, and […]
Otto Berliner Investigates… The Unfortunate Victim : Based on a true story… At midnight on 28 December 1864, in the Australian gold-mining town of Daylesford, young newly-wed Maggie Stuart lies dead in her own blood. Rumour and xenophobia drive speculation over the identity of her killer, and when a suspect is apprehended, police incompetence and defence counsel […]
We seem to have an inadvertent ‘fiction based on facts’ theme going on this week. The Unfortunate Victim by Greg Pyers [ Amazon | Book Depository ] This historical detective novel from Greg Pyers based on a true story, is one of the 2017 releases by Aussie Authors I’ve been particularly looking forward. Recent release, review copy from Scribe Publications.