There Was Still Love – Favel Parrett

There Was Still Love is a beautiful and simple tale of love, family and hardship. Parrett has a skill for understated and elegant prose and storytelling. From Melbourne to Prague the reader has a window into a family split down the middle by war and circumstance.  This tale looks at the strength of women across … Continue reading There Was Still Love – Favel Parrett

The Godmother – Hannelore Cayre, translated by Stephanie Smee

The Godmother was sassy and fun and from the first page I was immediately smitten with our narrator, the Widow Portefeux. She was sarcastic, independent and relatable in more than a few ways. I also loved that it was a novel about a middle-aged woman that didn't rely on motherhood or a romantic relationship to … Continue reading The Godmother – Hannelore Cayre, translated by Stephanie Smee