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Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

A review by Emma Streeton The Plot Jenny McLaine is an adult. Supposedly. At thirty-five she owns her own house, writes for a cool magazine and has hilarious friends just a message away. Sounds like a pretty perfect life right? But the thing is she can’t afford her house since her ex-boyfriend left, her best friend is clearly trying to break up with her and her career is going down the drain without her even realizing it. Jenny’s major downfall…

Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

…l, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Historical Fiction, translated fiction Meet Emma Streeton Emma Streeton is self-confessed bookaholic who loves nothing more than losing herself in good fiction. If she had her way she would retire tomorrow to begin the important task of getting through her constantly added to book bucket list. She lives in Canberra with her two bookworms and a hubby. When she hasn’t got her head in a book, Emma loves being outdoors,…

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…can be found on Facebook, Instagram and AMAZON. Buy her books on Amazon!!! Emma Streeton Emma Streeton is self-confessed bookaholic who loves nothing more than losing herself in good fiction. If she had her way she would retire tomorrow to begin the important task of getting through her constantly added to book bucket list. She lives in Canberra with her two bookworms and a hubby. When she hasn’t got her head in a book, Emma loves being outdoors,…

Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

A review by Emma Streeton Evie and Pog are the best of friends. Evie is a six-year-old girl and Pog is a dog. But Pog is the best kind of dog ever as he likes to make beds, tidy up and drink tea when he reads the newspaper. While Evie is a girl who loves to read, bake and roll on the daisy-spot grass. These two spend their days in their extremely cool tree house contentedly doing their own favorite things. That is until life peeks its head up th…

Greenwood by Michael Christie

A review by Emma Streeton I have been delaying writing this review for a bizarre reason. I am worried that what I write will never be able to do this book the justice it deserves. What I will say though is that if there is just one book you must read in 2020 it is this one. I would love to erase the experience of reading this novel from my mind, just to be able to go back and experience it all over again. It really is that good. Emma, we’ve talk…

Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

A review by Emma Streeton In 1943, a young woman is taken to a Jewish ghetto outside Prague where one of the guard, a Czech gendarme, is quickly drawn to her. Believing he will offer her protection, Hana reluctantly accepts Karel’s advances only to find herself alone and abandoned in Auschwitz. Decades later, Karel carries his regrets to Sydney where he and his family try to make a new life for themselves. At the same time in England, Hana conti…

“KidLit panel”: Nat Amoore, Andrew Levins, Adrian Beck

…an five podcasts. The Nelson series are his first books for children. Emma Streeton and her 7-year-old bookworm reviewed Nelson: Pumpkins and Aliens. Adrian Beck Beck writes funny, action-packed adventure stories for kids. Adrian is the author of the best-selling Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the best-selling kids’ series Kick it to Nick, with AFL Hall of Fame inductee Shane Crawford. He wrote Stuff Happens – Dale, the story of a redhead t…

Eddy Popcorn’s Guide To Parent Training by Dee White

A review by Emma Streeton The school holidays have started and Eddy Popcorn can’t wait to hang out with his friends. Then disaster strikes. Eddy’s parents ground him for not doing his homework. Faced with not seeing the beach or his mates for the whole holiday, Eddy puts all of his frustration into creating a helpful book for kids. He calls this book, Eddy Popcorn’s guide to parent training. I enjoyed reading this with my eldest bookworm. It off…

Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton

A review by Emma Streeton It isn’t easy being related to a feminist icon. Just ask the daughters of Lydia Hennessey, who could have it all if only they’d stop self-destructing. Mariana, the eldest, is on the verge of throwing away a distinguished reputation in journalism, along with her marriage. Nina, the middle daughter, has returned from a medical mission overseas as a changed woman. But she won’t discuss it with anyone. And Beata, the younges…

Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

A review by Emma Streeton “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus of Nazareth. I am a voice” – The Book Of Longings. It is widely believed that Jesus was the son of God. An unmarried man who was crucified and buried. The Bible tells us about Jesus’s life. However, much of his short life is a mystery. What if in those years, Jesus found love and married? Sue Monk Kidd took this idea. She turned it into what is one of the best pieces of historical fict…

Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

A review by Emma Streeton Zoe Washington never met her father. He was sent to prison right before she was born and she has had no contact with him since. So when she receives a letter from him on her twelfth birthday it is a huge surprise. Zoe’s mum always told her that her father Marcus was a liar and a monster. But how can this be true when in his letter he seems so nice? Through secretly writing to her father, Zoe begins to investigate the cr…

Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

A review by Emma Streeton January 1901. Sharks circle a stranded ship as a young girl and her family stagger from the waves. Rescued by a Pacific Islander boy named Jamie, Hannah’s family begin a new life in Port Harris, which at first seems a paradise for the schoolmaster’s daughter. But local fortunes are built on slavery and the whip. As a firm but secret friendship between Jamie and Hannah forms, together they must fight for their rights to e…

Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin

A review by Emma Streeton It’s winter in Melbourne and Detective Emmett Corban is starting to regret his promotion to head of the Missing Persons Unit, as the routine reports pile up on his desk. So when Natale Gibson goes missing, he’s convinced this is the big case he’s been waiting for – the woman’s family insist the devoted mother would never abandon her children. Her personal accounts remain untouched. But things aren’t all they seem. The cl…

League of Llamas by Allesah Darlison

…a Impossible; Book 3 – Undercover Llamas; Book 4 – Rogue Llama A review by Emma Streeton League of Llamas (aka LOL) is a laugh-out-loud junior fiction series featuring llamas as secret agents. With high action, great adventure and loads of laughs along the way, the League of Llamas series will delight young readers aged seven and over. Together my bookworms and I binge read of the first four books in this fabulous series. The League of Llamas are…

Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

A review by Emma Streeton The Jane Austen Society takes place in 1940s England. A group of vastly different people are brought together by their love of Jane Austen. Together they attempt something remarkable. To fight and save the home where Jane Austen once lived and continue her legacy. Although on the outside this band of Austen enthusiasts could not be more different, they each endure their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma. Together t…