Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors going to the Rachael Johns author retreat this weekend

Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book (these can be auto-buy authors, tropes you love, if an author you love blurbed it, settings, genres, etc.). However, this weekend I am going to the Rachael Johns Reader Retreat so my theme this week is authors attending the retreat

Rachael Johns - Of course I had to start with the host!

Anthea Hodgson - I am currently reading this book in anticipation of the book club discussion 

Victoria Purman- I've read a few of this author's books now.

Tricia Stringer - I have been reading this author for years, right from her initial book.

Penelope Janu - I have only read one of this author's books but I know people who love her

Emily Madden - When I read The Lost Pearl I was inspired to make a lemon crunch cake

Sandy Barker - I love the idea of this author's books which are all about fun locations and romance. I have read this book but I am very much looking forward to getting in on her next series from the first book

Leonie Kelsall - This author is local to where the retreat is being held and has been super helpful

Kim Lock - I haven't read this author yet.

Meredith Appleyard -  Or this one.

There are more authors going, but here are ten!


  1. I've looked for Meredith Appleyard books here and don't see them, I am hoping the library will do a loaner from another library. This retreat sounds great and I look forward to reading your thoughts about it.

  2. I’m jealous! Have a fantastic time!

  3. I don't know any of these authors but several look appealing and I know I would especially like War Nurses by Anthea Hodgson (although ever since reading Five Children and It, I have been unsure how to pronounce Anthea - is it An-THEE-ah, or ANTH-eee-ah?). I sometimes think it would be cheaper to fly to Australia than to order a book from there! I used to buy books occasionally from a lovely minister's wife in Victoria but have not heard from her for many years.