Lost Girl by D C Gray, a mystery and romance that bring past and present colliding. A Forest of Souls, Carla Banks. Psychological thriller taking the reader from 21st C Britain to the dark days of war torn Eastern Europe. A tale of hidden truths. Recommended read. Dorothy read the Gold Miners Sister questions arose as to where it was set, The Lakehouse and Pretty Sally were both mentioned. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl. What is the meaning of life? Viktor recounts his experiences in the Concentration Camps of WW11 and the school of therapy he invented to help us confront this very question. The Getting of Garlic, book by John Newton, Australian food from bland to brilliant, how our food has changed, includes some Indigenous food as well. Florence Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland, set in Atlanta in 1934 tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal the drowning of a cherished daughter for fear that her pregnant sister will lose her baby. The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative hidden between the lines of a history written by men a remarkable book by Pip Williams. This book was enjoyed. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville provided differing opinions from the group, a good discussion. Greatest Mysteries of the Modern World by John Pinkney. A whole swag of strange vanishings, a ship found with no crew on board, mysterious murders, all outlined in short chapters. The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson. A woman inherits a bookstore from an eccentric uncle, a good read. The Dickens Boy by Tom Keneally was very good as was The Return of the Dancing Master by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell. Crime novels are a popular read among our group, and apparently women writers excel as crime writers. There were quite a few more really interesting books read by our group.