It’s my favourite season! When it’s perfectly acceptable to spend an entire day curled up under a blanket with a good book and a cuppa! Winter is a book lovers heaven. 

The Last Station by bestselling Australian author, Nicole Alexander is the perfect Winter read. An “unputdownable” sweeping Australian novel set in the early 1900s. The rise and fall of a dynasty, a story of heritage, heartbreak and hope set on the Darling River.  Touches of humour, folklore and gritty adventure, a must for your reading list. Published by Penguin Random House, March 2022 

Delightfully witty, deliciously wry and sweetly moving is the best way to describe Kimberley Allsopp’s debut novel, Love and Other Puzzles. A novel about stepping out of your comfort zone, changing your life, your routines and letting go. Fun and clever, you won’t be able to stop reading. Devour this one this Winter, it’s perfection! Published by Harper Collins, February 2022

Pregnancy Virgin – Mandy Mauloni

The ideal book for women growing a tiny human for the first time. An often hilarious and open look at pregnancy that talks about all things other pregnancy books don’t tell you, as well as those and your friends and family are probably too embarrassed to share.

Win a signed copy of Pregnancy Virgin by Mandy Mauloni, plus a limited-edition custom bamboo bookmark and jungle teething ring from ‘Natalie & Rachel’. 

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Tunja Cottier is a book lover and owner of The Book Boutique Bundaberg and Bargara.