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Early reviews of ‘The Sisters’ Song’.

(To read each review in full, click the link.)


The Australian Women’s Weekly (January 2018):

‘This debut novel from a gentle and perceptive new voice in Australian fiction is deeply evocative of a bygone era … This is a story we live through on every page which underlines the painful reality of history repeating itself through generations but delivers a powerful and cathartic final message.’


Theresa Smith from Theresa Smith Writes:

‘Themes of motherhood and family obligation play out against a background of musical passion and thwarted dreams in this exquisite debut novel.’


Marie McLean

Authentic, engaging and melodious, it celebrates the best and worst of family relationships.’


Annette Barrett from Mrs B’s Book Reviews:

‘An outstanding debut and one book that without a doubt lived up to my expectations and more! A truly impeccable piece of literature.’


Ashleigh Meikle from The Book Muse:

‘It is a beautifully crafted story that shows everyone is human, and that everyone has the capability to follow their dreams, to fall, and to find their way back to who they once were.’


Dee Young from Brisbanista:

‘A compelling, beautifully written narrative of family and, in particular, motherhood. A marvellous debut novel. A must-read.’


Allison from Little Big Reads:

‘As readers you will take away with you a full heart that learns to love the authors description of Tasmania and what it is like to grow up with dreams that are shattered.’


Rebecca Bowyer from Seeing the Lighter Side:

‘It’s beautiful and uplifting; devastating and with plenty of truths about life, motherhood and the bond between sisters.’


Melinda Tognini at Treefall Writing:

‘It was one of those novels I didn’t want to end.’


Deb from

‘There’s also a sense of sadness and loss, of regret and forgiveness in this bewitching debut novel … Ideal for book clubs.’


Lezly Herbert on Out in Perth:

‘It is a bittersweet tale of the thread connecting two sisters and the challenges that need to be overcome to reach their dreams.’


Grasshopper2 on Blue Wolf Reviews 

‘Set in Tasmania, the descriptions of the mountains are quite lovely, and the land in its natural beauty is pristine.’


'The Sisters' Song' is coming in January 2018.

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