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Book Review – Rarity from the Hollow

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Rarity from the Hollow Author: Robert Eggleton Publisher: Dog Horn Publishing Lacy Dawn and her best friend Faith play in the cardboard box that had contained her grandmothers’ fridge when it arrived. Her best friend … Continue reading

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Book Review – Goodbye to Italia

  Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Goodbye to Italia Author: Marisa Parker Publisher: Self-published Mariolina lives with her mother and grandmother in Torino, Northern Italy. We see the world through her eyes as she waits with her grandmother, in … Continue reading

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When the Lyrebird Calls, book review

I read this wonderfully written book in July last year but only put a brief Goodreads review up. It’s high time I corrected this as it’s a wonderful book deserving of accolades. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 (read July17) Title: … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Sun Sword Trilogy

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: The Sun Sword Trilogy – Book 1 Quest for the Sun Gem Author: Belinda Murrell Publisher: Random House Australia Ethan is perched in a tree to watch The Sun Sword Ceremony which is held … Continue reading

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My books in 2017…

I set myself 40 books to read and I made it! Fourteen days into 2018 and I’ve finally finished this post. So this is the year that was 2017 in books read and reviewed by Jill Smith.     Starting off with … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton reviewed by Jill Smith

  Lexie felt her whole world was grey. The Commission building, she lived in sucked the life out of her. Her mother was a junkie and mostly not around, and when she was, she wasn’t with her.  It was Lexie’s … Continue reading

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Petal and the Easter Bunny … part two

For those who read the first half of Jill Ford’s PETAL AND THE EASTER BUNNY STORY, that appeared in The Ten Penners book ‘Fan-tas-tic-al Tales’,  here is the second half. continued… ‘I’m trying to,’ snapped Petal. ‘But you are making … Continue reading

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