The Three Miss Allens is a slight departure from the contemporary romance Purman has previously published. It uses a dual narrative, contemporary and historical, to explore how social mores of the 1930s South Australia exacerbates the fissures in the Allen family and the impact this has on later generations. Slip on your PJs grab some chocolate and be prepared to lose a day as you solve the mystery of the third Miss Allen.
As a self-confessed family-secret addict, how could I not discover what had happened to the third Miss Allen in Remarkable Bay in 1934?
Nerves are normal. Nervous energy can propel us forward. But when that fear holds us back from doing what we love, when it holds us back from nurturing relationships, our business or our talent, that’s when it becomes destructive.
Australia is a unique country and rural Australia comes with unique challenges, particularly for medical professionals. Take that landscape, add a strong minded, independent woman and a male lead who challenges her and you get a touching story that draws you in and holds you until the last page. If this sounds like your type of fiction chances are you’ve read Meredith Appleyard. If you haven’t, you’ll soon want to. Meredith’s books are warm, thought provoking and very real to life.
Do you love a heroine who is strong, vulnerable and ready to fight for what she holds dear? That’s what multi-award nominated Sandy Vaile delivers in her high-octane, suspense-filled novels, with a twist of sexy romance.
Do you love a heroine who is strong, vulnerable and ready to fight for what she holds dear? That’s what multi-award nominated Sandy Vaile delivers in her high-octane, suspense-filled novels, with a twist of sexy romance. Anyone who follows this blog will know that Sandy Vaile is a close friend and the other half of our author roadshow “Suspense Sisters”. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Sandy and to talk with her about her latest novel Combatting Fear.
Ever find yourself frustrated by how long tasks seem to take? What about that mild feeling of disappointment when you don’t tick off everything (or anything) on your to-do list? Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the to-do list and have ceased to look at it. If so, you may need to look at the three golden rules of time management.
Mia Moretti has won the biggest battle of her life: cancer. But having come through the battle Mia no longer knows who she is, how does she deal with this new life and the shadow that hangs over her future?
I first became aware of Michelle Somers when she stormed the 2015 Romance Writers of Australia awards dinner by winning Romantic Book of the Year with her debut novel Lethal in Love. Here we sit down to discuss murder, romance and writing.
Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer is another gorgeous tale of family secrets and the ramshackle house in which they hide