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Every mum deserves some time out with a really great book!

Which is why we’re excited to announce the fact that mums will be reviewing 4 New Releases in the Simon & Schuster book review … We’ll be giving mums the chance to read and review one of the latest releases from Simon & Schuster Australia.

With characters you’ll love, places you’ll want to visit and inspiring true stories that will move you, we hope you’ll find these new books, from some of Australia’s finest writers, hard to put down.

This month’s Simon & Schuster book review will feature the following titles:

SAREE

SAREE

Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.

A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.

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STEPMOTHER LOVE

STEPMOTHER LOVE

There are millions of stepmothers working hard on their family relationships and Stepmother Love is an inspiring collection of stories  – including that of Sara Leonardi-McGrath – that will uplift, help and support any woman who is doing the toughtest parenting gig of all, as well as acknowledge their tough role and the courage it takes to make it work.

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SIMMERING SEASON

SIMMERING SEASON

Back in Calingarry Crossing to sell the family pub, Maggie Lindeman has no idea a perfect storm is heading her way until her past and present collide with the unexpected.Maggie once had a crush on Dan Ireland, now a work-weary police crash investigator, still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth. Dan has ample reason for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should.Maggie is dealing with a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband, a dwindling bank account and a country pub that just won’t sell.

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TIDDAS

TIDDAS

Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books … and life, love and the jagged bits in between. Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world – and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman harbours a complex secret and one weekend, without warning, everything comes unstuck.

Izzy, soon to be the first Black woman with her own television show, has to make a decision that will change everything.

Veronica, recently divorced and dedicated to raising the best sons in the world, has forgotten who she is.

Xanthe, desperate for a baby, can think of nothing else, even at the expense of her marriage.

Nadine, so successful at writing other people’s stories, is determined to blot out her own.

Ellen, footloose by choice, begins to question all that she’s fought for.

When their circle begins to fracture and the old childhood ways don’t work anymore, is their sense of sistahood enough to keep it intact? How well do these tiddas really know each other?

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Would you like to be part of the Simon & Schuster book review team?

In the Simon & Schuster book review, Mouths of Mums members selected will receive one of the four books profiled above. We’ll be asking them to read the book they receive and then post their review and ratings on the relevant book’s page.

Invitations to participate in the Simon & Schuster book review will be emailed to all Mouths of Mums members on Monday 31 March 2014 so keep your eye on your inbox so you can apply to review! You can also apply after this time by clicking APPLY TO REVIEW at the top of this page. If you’re not already a member and would like to be invited to review, you can join here.


Published 28th March 2014

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