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Published June 13th 2018
A book, a fireplace and a hot chocolate - Perfect for Winter
There is no need to brave the cold this Winter, just to find an entertaining activity - just rug up inside your nice toasty home and read a book!

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Winter Reads!


Here are my current reading recommendations for you this Winter.

THE BALLAD OF BANJO CROSSING BY TESS EVANS

This charming little read by Australian author Tess Evans is set in a small close-knit farming community named Banjo Crossing. The residents get wind of the fact that a mining company are looking into buying up property in the area which will naturally change the tranquil lifestyle the locals enjoy. The mining company is not the only newcomer to Banjo Crossing though - Jack McPhail is a mystery arrival to the town. Why did he arrive here? What are his intentions, and what secrets does he have?

This is a thoroughly enjoyable read!

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The Ballad of Banjo Crossing by Tess Evans



THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ BY HEATHER MORRIS

This stirring and emotional story is based on the real-life history of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish man and a Holocaust Survivor. Lale was forcibly taken, like so many others, to the concentration camp in Auschwitz during World War 2. This story is a tale of courage and survival, and a testament to the determination of humans trying to survive in the worst possible conditions that they could be forced to endure. I cried sporadically throughout this book, but was mostly moved and inspired by Lale's story and the fact that he managed to help so many fellow prisoners during their imprisonment and also find love in the process.

This book is a must read.


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The Tattoosist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris



THE WOMAN ON THE STAIRS BY BERNHARD SCHLINK

A Woman, a Painting and three Men. This story interweaves between past and present, surrounding the reappearance after many years of the famous painting "The Woman on the Stairs" in a Sydney Art Gallery. The Painting in question had created turmoil between the main characters in the past and its actual whereabouts had been a mystery until now.

An easy read, with the just the right touch of mystery to keep you turning the pages quickly.

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The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink



THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR BY SHARI LAPENA

The babysitter cancels at the last minute. A baby is then left home alone while the parents attend a dinner party at the neighbour's house. The baby monitor will be on and they will check on her regularly. But the unthinkable then happens and the baby is reported missing. What follows is a story full of twists and turns while detectives and the parents try to work out what actually happened on that fateful night and try to find the baby.

This book will keep you guessing right up until the end.

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena



FORCE OF NATURE BY JANE HARPER


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Force of Nature by Jane Harper


Five women attend a company teambuilding retreat in the forest. Four women reappear looking worse for wear, but the fifth woman is missing. Is it a coincidence that this woman was a whistleblower in a case against her employers - the same company who sent her on the retreat?

This is a book you will not want to put down.


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Why? Escape with a book this Winter!
When: All Winter
Where: Anywhere warm, preferably by a lovely fireplace or rugged up in a blanket!
Cost: Free from a Library or cost of purchase of book!
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Nikki, the only one I've read so far is The tattooist. I too found it moving and inspiring. Saw Heather Morris when she was speaking in Brisbane. Thanks for the reviews of the other books.I've put them on my list.
by May Cross (score: 3|2905) 91 days ago
Nikki - I just finished Force of Nature and really liked it. Like Picnic at Hanging Rock meets Ivan Milat!
by May Cross (score: 3|2905) 80 days ago
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