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Favourite reads: Jan 2019

5 February 2019

Books_purpleWelcome to our favourite reads for January. Each month some of ARRA’s members will tell you a little bit about one of the books they’ve recently read and loved.

These are not full reviews of the books, just honest opinions on why they enjoyed the book so much. Hopefully one of these will strike a chord with you.

So, we asked our members to tell us about some of their favourite reads for January …

Saving You by Charlotte Nash (women’s fiction)

This book is just amazing—what a road trip, what a romance and what an awesome story, Charlotte Nash has written. It is a story that just streamed with emotions, heartache, feelings and love, a story that starts in Brisbane and ends in Brisbane but in between she takes us on a road trip across America from LA to New York, and you need to join this trip and just feel all of the emotions and get to know the characters that are so alive. Clear the decks when you read this one, because you will not want to leave your seat. I do highly recommend this one. [Helen, NSW]

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan (contemporary romance)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Three sisters, all with different hopes and dreams, return home to their adoptive parents in the wilds of Scotland’s snowy highlands. The sisters have drifted apart over the years but they’re all wrestling with love and intimacy, messed up by their childhood trauma (which is explained in a slow reveal). One is married with children, the others are in slightly fragile relationships. So really, three very emotional romances for the price of one! Win, win, win! [Malvina, NSW]

Dragon Lord by Dana Marton (paranormal romance)

When Draknart—callous dragon cursed to be a man from midnight till dawn—and Einin—volunteer virgin sacrifice—meet, more than sparks fly. Einen is no shrinking violet, but a strong, resourceful woman prepared to fight for her independence (not to mention her life), and Draknart is unexpectedly entertained and captivated by her courage and cunning. A bargain is struck, a journey is taken, and capricious fairy gods give both curses and blessings. Lots of snarky humour, potent chemistry and a satisfying redemption make this an extremely enjoyable read. [Deb, NSW]

Strong by Kylie Scott (contemporary romance) (Stage Dive #4.5)

I just loved the Stage Dive series, so I appreciated the chance to catch up with band members and their partners. I actually didn’t remember Sam and Martha much from the books (time for a re-read!), but this was a lovely romance, with Sam having been in love with Martha for years. When he finally made his move he left no doubt! It is always great to catch up with past characters—and reading about Mal braiding toddlers’ hair is a great treat in this book! [Debbie, ACT]

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