August Recommended Reads

Tasmanian Recent Release: With Love From Wish and Co by Danielle Wood.

From the author of the international bestsellers Star-crossed and The Lost Love Song comes a captivating novel about a young woman whose one little mix-up sets off an unexpected chain of events, with repercussions for her business . . . and her love life.

Marnie Fairchild is the brains and talent behind Wish & Co, a boutique store that offers a bespoke gift-buying service to wealthy clients with complicated lives. Brian Charlesworth is Marnie’s most prized customer, and today she’s wrapping the perfect anniversary gift for his wife, Suzanne . . . and a birthday present for his mistress, Leona. What could possibly go wrong?

My heart was captured by Minnie Darke’s book With Love from Wish & Co. It is a clean and sweet novel that romance readers do not want to miss.” Jonann, Goodreads.

This was a breath of fresh air.” Tanvi, Goodreads.

Click here to read an interview with Minnie Darke

Australian Recent Release: Salt and Skin by Eliza Henry Jones

A remote Scottish island. A history of witchcraft and secrets. A story of the loves that haunt us.

Grief-stricken over the loss of her husband, Luda Managan and her two teenaged children try to make a home for themselves on a collection of harsh and haunted Scottish islands.

A wonder of a book.” – Kylie Ladd

A sensory masterpiece.” – Anna Snoekstra

Salt and skin is a siren’s song, a nightingale’s lullaby; haunting and beguiling.” – Readings.

Kids Recent Release: Floof by Heidi McKinnon

An irresistible new picture book from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed creator of I Just Ate My Friend and There’s No Such Thing.

This is Floof.

Floof is floofy.

Floof is VERY floofy.

Floof is the FLOOFIEST!

Floof is going to have a very busy day…

A book to delight anyone who has ever loved a ridiculous furball.

Tasmanian Classic: KidGlovz by Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

Winner of the 2016 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards, Children’s Books and Short-Listed for the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year as well as the Crichton Award for New Illustrators, KidGlovz is a spellbinding graphic fable about friendship and freedom.

KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he’s kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent.

This story took me on an enchanted adventure that allowed me to explore distant worlds of singing shepherds, magic gloves, and friendship.” – Jasmine Brennan