Theresa Smith

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Writer, avid reader, keen reviewer, book collector, drinker of all tea blends originating from Earl Grey, and modern history enthusiast. I enjoy reading many genres but have a particular interest in historical fiction. Historical Fiction Editor with the Australian Women Writers Challenge. Blogs at TheresaSmithWrites.
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Theresa Smith My current project is the first book in a series I am planning about a small remote coastal town up in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The series will be bas…moreMy current project is the first book in a series I am planning about a small remote coastal town up in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The series will be based around the inhabitants and their daily lives, with an element of small town drama and a fair bit of Aussie humour thrown into the mix. (less)
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Somebody I Used to Know (So...

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Lemongrass Bay

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In The Arms of Sleep

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Yellow Light (Somebody That...

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Selling the Drama

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Rebecca Wood takes the role as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery – her predecessor committed suicide.


To add to her worries, her hopes for a quiet life are soon threatened by the attentions of the dashing local doctor, the unsettling presence of

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The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy
The Last Migration
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What a magnificent novel, truly unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved this one so much, it’s destined to be a life long favourite.

‘Today there is a huge landmass to our left, and it surprises me because there is no land on the chart I’ve been stu
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The Mystery Woman is a stunning new direction for Belinda Alexandra, and one she has navigated with precision. Known more for historical/romantic saga style novels set during WWII or earlier, The Mystery Woman is more contemporary in its history, set ...more
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The Mystery Woman is a stunning new direction for Belinda Alexandra, and one she has navigated with precision. Known more for historical/romantic saga style novels set during WWII or earlier, The Mystery Woman is more contemporary in its history, set ...more
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Not much is given away in the blurb for this novel so reading it was a revelatory experience, and one I enjoyed immensely. The story opens at a funeral for an elderly aunt where Maurice and his sisters are attending what they have obligatorily organi ...more
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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
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I really enjoyed this novel. I have only read My Brilliant Friend (which I loved) and the second one in that quartet (which I didn’t love), so I wouldn’t say I’m a super fan of Ferrante, but I enjoyed her writing from those two previous reads, and th ...more
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I really enjoyed this novel. I have only read My Brilliant Friend (which I loved) and the second one in that quartet (which I didn’t love), so I wouldn’t say I’m a super fan of Ferrante, but I enjoyed her writing from those two previous reads, and th ...more
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Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler
Winter of the Wolf
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I enjoyed this novel so much, and considering my somewhat shaky relationship with YA fiction, I was quite surprised from the get-go how much I didn’t want to put this novel down. It had everything: a compelling story, well fleshed out characters, dep ...more
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The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman
The Women's Pages
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Victoria Purman has really carved a niche out for herself, crafting engaging and quality stories about life in Australia during the mid-20th century. Her novels have a lot of social history woven into them, all the details about life, small and large ...more
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“There are some things in life that just are. They are meant to be, and to fight against them is to ensure your own loss.”
Theresa Smith, Somebody I Used to Know

“I loved him. In a completely platonic, best friend, would not even go there if you were the last guy on earth, sort of way.”
Theresa Smith, Somebody I Used to Know

“I felt like an integral part of my being had just been ripped out of me, only to have it replaced with something that did not belong.”
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The saddest part of this was not the words, but the tone he said them with. So matter of fact; as though loneliness was the same as the colour of your hair or having too many freckles. A fact about yourself that could not be permanently altered.”
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“With great love comes occasions of pain. You can't skip the pain; without it, you would never know what a precious thing love is. You wouldn't know to hang onto it. You wouldn't know to fight for it.
You embrace the pain because the love makes it all worthwhile.”
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