The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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The quirky title of this book piques your curiosity and makes you want to know what will happen next. Unassuming Swede Allan Karlsson may be 100 years old but he is spirited, clever, funny, a tad tired and in need of a good stiff swig of vodka. Allan has had an extaordinary life and doesn’t ...

Jilted by Rachael Johns

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Finished this on the plane the day after meeting author Rachael Johns at the Australian Romance Readers Convention. Really enjoyed both this and her latest book Man Drought and was pleased to learn from Rachael that another book is due out later this year. Australian rural literature is proving very popular at the moment and ...

Man Drought by Rachael Johns

Man Drought is a great outback romance set in the heart of West Australia's wheatbelt where there are often two kinds of drought - not enough rain and not enough women. Loved Rachael Johns characters, setting and idea that sometimes life offers you a chance to love again when your heart has been broken. My rating: ★★★★

Life in Seven Mistakes: A Novel by Susan Johnson

Families can be dysfunctional and messy, especially when it comes to spending the holiday season together. Life in Seven Mistakes by Susan Johnson is a satirical look at what happens to three generations of the Barton family when they get together over a ten-day period to celebrate Christmas and the golden wedding anniversary of ...