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Letters to my daughter's killer / by Staincliffe, Cath,

Publication: . 232 pages ; 23 cm.

Raw, personal, honest and clever. The whole book was memorable, nothing stood out in particular. Just the anguish of the writer. Really good book. Added 12/10/2015 by

Bridie's choice / by Lane, Karly,

Publication: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012 . 314 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

Australian romance that is a easy read. Good book. Added 12/10/2015 by

The heat of betrayal / by Kennedy, Douglas,

Publication: . 325 pages ; 24 cm.

Scary, loving, complex and strange. Really good book. Added 12/10/2015 by

Zoo / by Patterson, James,

Publication: London : Century, 2012 . 395, 10 p. ; 16 cm. Date: 2012

Unique, exciting, believable, and well written. Brilliant book. Added 12/10/2015 by

Iron junction / by Nash, Charlotte,

Publication: . 361 pages ; 24 cm.

Australian mining, romance, easy reading and light story of relationships in families. Has good description of western Australia. Good book. Added 12/10/2015 by

Safe haven / by Sparks, Nicholas,

Publication: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010 . viii, 340 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 2010

Mysterious, trust, friendship and family. Enjoyed when Katie looks after Alex's children for the night and the events that follow. Really good book. Added 12/10/2015 by

Twisted / by La Plante, Lynda,

Publication: London : Simon & Schuster, 2014 . 500 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2014

Thrilling and hard to put down. A brilliant book! Added 05/10/2015 by

Rock hard / by Singh, Nalini,

Publication: . 387 pages ; 20 cm.

A New Zealand business office romance where a shy mousey girl grows into a confident sexy office person. Added 30/09/2015 by

The storyteller / by Picoult, Jodi,

Publication: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013 . vii, 460 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

Really good book including deception, love, forgiveness and intrigue. Added 28/09/2015 by

At the water's edge : a novel / by Gruen, Sara,

Publication: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2015 . 354 pages ; 25 cm. Date: 2015

Compelling and interesting storyline with adventure and romance. Really good book. Added 28/09/2015 by

Belle / by Pearse, Lesley,

Publication: Camberwell, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2011 . 588 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2011

Quite a compelling story. Added 28/09/2015 by

Total control / by Baldacci, David,

Publication: London : Simon & Schuster, 1997 . vi, 520 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 1997

Two men cross paths in an airport bathroom and come out as each other. So life goes in a different direction. One to death - the other is a guess. Good book. Added 28/09/2015 by

The collector / by Roberts, Nora,

Publication: . 483 pages ; 24 cm.

Murder, Art and Love. Easy read and human, really good book! Added 28/09/2015 by

Ancient Egypt : everyday life in the land of the Nile / by Brier, Bob,

Publication: . 312 pages : 21 cm.

Spectacular, inciteful, amazing and colourful! Added 28/09/2015 by

Crafting with kids : creative fun for children aged 3-10 / by Woram, Catherine,

Publication: New York, NY : Ryland Peters & Small, 2006 . 126 p. : 25 cm. Date: 2006

No expensive equipment needed. Great for younger kids. Added 28/09/2015 by

Nest / by Simpson, Inga,

Publication: . 296 pages ; 21 cm.

I picked up this book as part of the Reading Challenge at the library and found it a story which quietly drew me in. The descriptions of the birdlife around Jen's home, her relationship with her young student and the terrible event of a child going missing which raises so many memories for Jen. her best friend also went missing when she was at school and the day after her father left and never returned. Jen's art is her solace as she works through her inner demons. I would highly recommend this book. Lynne

All the light we cannot see / by Doerr, Anthony,

Publication: London : Fourth Estate, 2014 . 496 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2014

This book is really two parallel stories set during World War II, about two children, growing up in two different countries. In Nazi Germany, a young orphan boy named Werner lives in a children’s home with his young sister. He is exceptionally bright and curious with a knack for fixing radios. His talents in math and science win him a spot in a Youth Academy. This is his only chance of escape from a grim life working in a coal mine. In Paris, France there is a shy redhead named Marie-Laure who lives with her locksmith father who works at a museum. When she goes blind from a degenerative disease at the age of six, her father builds a detailed miniature model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize every street, building and corner by tracing the model with her nimble fingers. When the Germans attack Paris she and her father must flee to the coastal town of Saint-Malo. Added 14/09/2015 by Heather

Polymer clay in a day : over 15 exciting projects, from gifts to accessories for the home / by Ralph, Emma.

Publication: London : New Holland. 2004 . 80 p.; 28 cm Date: 2004

Having never worked with polymer clay before, I found this book very interesting. I was surprised at the bright colours you can get. I found some of the projects quite interesting looking, but my favourite by far was the fluorite mokume eggs on page 48. A good read Added 01/09/2015 by Sharon

The rake's challenge / by Elliott, Beth,

Publication: Leicester : Thorpe, 2012 . 321 pages (large print) ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

I'm a fan of Regency romances with Georgette Heyer as my all time favourite author. This book is not as good as Heyer but a very entertaining and good read nevertheless. The heroine and hero have believable problems and the sense of period is well drawn. The little asides of humour add to the pleasure of this book. I would like to see more from Beth Elliott. Recommended.

Rose River / by Osborn, Margareta,

Publication: . 351 pages ; 24 cm.

This is a light weight, somewhat humorous, romance set in the Australian outback. There are lots of this sort of book being published these days and most are a fairly good read. This book is no exception with the plus of the gentle (mostly) humour. Despite its literary lightweight and the reasonably predictable outcome, I like this book as a good, easy, escapist read. The main characters are a city girl and a backblocks 'macho' guy and both are pretty well drawn and understandable. Not bad at all and I'll read more from this author.

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