The Book of Longings

Reading this incredible story from a male perspective was far more than interesting, it was amazing, and informative reflecting on a small segment of history not already contemplated.  Although I have no fixed ideas of Christianity, and therefore read it as a work set...

Broken Rules and Other Stories

A series of short and not so short stories make up this composite work from author Barry Lee Thompson in Broken Rules and Other Stories, capturing the often cold, callous world of homosexuality; the emotionally challenging journey of young men venturing into the world...

The McCalister Legacy

The old saying ‘Never look back’ is true in Berry McCalister’s case. Looking back brings nothing but immense sorrow laced with sadness and although the tragedy that saw her parent and grandparents killed in what appeared to be a murder suicide occurred many years ago,...

The Farm at Peppertree Crossing

Roni is city girl through and through; her childhood spent in a series of foster homes, with little joy and happiness as part of her young life. A go nowhere job at a kiosk at Flinders Street station is her sole means of income, a down at the heel one-bedroom flat,...

Again Again

Again Again has been created around the storyline of a young girl falling in love and the aspects of her life which influence her thoughts over summer. Adelaide’s boyfriend has just broken up with her and she is left devastated. She is about to enter her senior year...

Love and Loss

With the advent of the Coronavirus the world is experiencing unprecedented loss as well as many acts of astonishing love.  In ‘Love & Loss’ the fifth book in ‘The Timeless Wisdom’ series, writers relate remarkable true stories demonstrating human spirit from times...

Love Story

Love Story from Robin Spielberg is akin to entering a room full of old, much loved friends and remembering the precious moments in life spent with them, the times they cheered, soothed and totally meshed with the emotion of the moment. In selecting this romantic and...

Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

Food is an important aspect of any culture, let alone the comfort of life when things go as they often do, terribly, horribly wrong. Natalie Eve Garrett has carefully elected 31 celebrated writers who have all agreed to share one of their terribly horrible moments in...

Only Mostly Devastated

Only Mostly Devastated from Sophie Gonzales is an absolutely fun read which so very well portrays the agonies of growing up, coming out and fitting in. A modern take of the much-loved Grease, Only Mostly Devastated is a definite must read for teens and their parents....

Calm and Energy

For those who need a little Calm and a lot of Energy in their lives check out the final two books in the Love Yourself Series, as they both offer brilliant ideas, suggestions and concepts for achieving both calm and energy in your life. Both are a nice size to fit in...

The Space We’re In

‘I am ten and Max is five.’ You wonder why a book opens with these words, but as as you read further it become apparent these are very powerful words in the life of Frank, as he negotiates his way through the many aspects of life with a brother who is on the Autism...