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Book Review: The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore

The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart Margarita Montimore Hachette RRP: $34.99 This is a topsy-turvy life story told with humour and skill; I enjoyed nearly every moment reading it. There’s no denying that this book borrows heavily from Audrey Niffenegger’s “A Time Traveller’s Wife” which was a big hit a …

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Book Review: Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepard-Robinson

Blood & Sugar Laura Shepard-Robinson Macmillan  RRP: $34.99 This book was obviously well researched! 18th century England dock life and the sugar trade has never been as fascinating! This novel straddles, very successfully, two classes of the time – the very rich and the very poor. Our ‘hero’ is tasked …

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Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend Stephen Chbosky Hachette RRP: $37.99 This book kept me on the knife edge for sooooooo long and I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. Honestly, about halfway through it started ‘wrapping up’ and I was left holding the book (which is HUGE) and wondering ‘How is this …

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Book Review: A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

A Madness of Sunshine Nalini Singh Hachette RRP: $34.99 I’ve often seen Singh’s name on best-sellers lists and heard her discussed and interviewed on the radio. In internationally successful author living in New Zealand is quite a rarity. I was thrilled when the Eldernet Gazette review books arrived to discover …

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Book Review: In the Clearing by J P Pomare

In the Clearing J P Pomare Hachette RRP: $34.99 I really do enjoy a novel set in Aussie. There’s something so ‘familiar’ that make it easier to read, easier to identify with. This novel was no different. In this latest offering from Pomare we are drawn into the lives of …

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