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Favourite reads: Mar 2020

5 April 2020

Books_purpleWelcome to our favourite reads for March. 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 March …

Midwife in the Jungle by Fiona McArthur (contemporary romance)

This is such a wonderful story, Ms McArthur has taken me on a trip to the jungles of Papua New Guinea where it can be very dangerous out in the wilds for the heroine, the strong, witty and caring Dr Jacinta McLeod and the man who will steal her heart rugged and very protective Dr Jonah Armstrong. I do hope that you will pick this one up and enjoy it as much as I did. This is a beautiful romance, just what we need in these trying times. [Helen, NSW]

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (contemporary romance)

This was a fun read. Meg Mackworth creates beautiful hand-lettered invitations and cards, and sometimes a subconscious (or is it?) message slips in to the design. When analyst Reid Sutherland noticed the word ‘mistake’ hidden in his wedding invitation—the wedding that was cancelled—he confronts her. And that’s a cute start to a fun book. The hero is intense, brilliant, reserved and not very social—maybe even a bit ‘on the spectrum’—but when he focuses all his attention on the heroine, he’s irresistible. [Anne, Vic]

His Own Heaven by Jennie Kew (erotic romance) (Bennett’s Bastards #3)

Lucy and Toby are layered characters with very real and relatable fears, insecurities and past histories that pull you into their story and want to find out how their romance ends. It’s always fun trying to work out whose story the book belongs to, but in this instance it felt like it belonged to both Lucy and Toby. Each of them had issues to overcome and I enjoyed watching them stumble, grow and develop. I look forward to seeing more stories about this intriguing family. [Kylie, NSW]

Lone Star Reunion by Justine Davis (contemporary romance) (Texas Justice #4)

I love a second-chance-at-love romance and this one did not disappoint. Growing up Scott had been something of an outcast because of his family situation. Sage had been his staunch friend. Until he left. Now he’s back and Sage knows exactly what she wants and she will give up everything to prove it to him. Is he brave enough to do the same? Happy sigh. I loved the way Scott’s relationships with people in the town evolved (or perhaps they were never what he thought?), and Sage was just an awesome heroine. [Debbie, ACT]

Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden (contemporary romance)

I’m finding it hard to concentrate and read this month, like so many people. Then I discovered this fun, flirty novella, which I think has broken the book drought. It starts with a meet-cute in a romance bookshop, when Jordyn’s contemplating a display labelled ‘Blind Date With A Book’, trying to figure out what the book might be—and along comes the seriously dreamy Mike. [Malvina, NSW]

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