"The girl from Cleve may need to get used to being the centre of attention" Platform Magazine
More Print & Online - reviews/articles/interviews:
Fiona McCallum shares her list of “Top 10 favourite reads in 2016” with Better Reading. Click here to see it
Standing Strong selected as Better Reading's Book of the Week April 20, 2016 Click here for more info.
Review of Standing Strong by Susan Dawson on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) “Adored it & couldn't read fast enough! Realised at end there were NO sex scenes in it and it was such a great read as a result!!!! Very very awesome & super top read & 5 * recommendation! Job well done McCallum.”
Review of Standing Strong by Tamara Martin on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) “All in all a really wonderful, heartwarming Australian story that shows the true beauty of Australian spirit and all the colours of the Australian country and it's array of fabulous characters.” Click here to read full review
Leap of Faith included in Better Reading's list of Australia's Top 100 Favourite Reads for 2015.
Fiona featured on the Better Reading website July 11 2015: "Fiona McCallum on Writing About Horses and the Country" Click here to read Q&A
Review of Leap of Faith by Tamara Martin on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) "This was a beautiful story of loss and heartbreak and finding out who you really are... Some of Ms McCallum's best work so far." Click here to read full review
Leap of Faith described by Better Reading as "Deeply moving."
Review of Leap of Faith by Talking Books on Goodreads.com. **** (four stars given) "Some dramatic scenes and heart felt moments within the story held readers interest with a finale that is delightful." Click here to read full review
Review of Return to the Adelaide Hills (aka Paycheque) (US/Canada) by RT Book Reviews. **** (four stars given) “A heartwarming book with amazing characters who are learning to live and love again after heartbreak. McCallum is a talented author who splendidly interweaves the love people have for animals and the loyalty these animals have for their caregivers.” Click here to read full review
Review of Meant to Be by Sam Still Reading. Rating of 8.5 out of 10 given. "I’ve really enjoyed this series as it’s turned the norms of rural fiction upside down ... I couldn’t put it down and read late into the night until I finished it. There’s something lovely about reading about Emily’s life and the world Fiona McCallum creates that puts a smile on your face." Click here to read full review
Review of Meant To Be by Sharon on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) "Amazing!!! It kept me up for two nights, reading way past my bed time!! As well as getting up nice and early in the morning so i could have a read!! Well worth the wait!"
Review of Meant To Be by Brenda on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) "I thoroughly enjoyed this latest in the Button Jar series by Aussie author Fiona McCallum. Once again descriptions of the Australian countryside, with the small towns easily visualised made it an easy and delightful read. I have no hesitation in recommending this novel highly." Click here to read review
Review of Time Will Tell by Tam Jenkin on That Book You Like blog (May 7 2014). "Fiona McCallum writes beautifully and again she swept me away with her descriptions of country living. A beautiful novel filled with romance, inner strength and above all, friendship." Click here to read full review
Review of Time Will Tell by Monique Mulligan on Write Note Reviews (April 18 2014). "I’m glad I read Time Will Tell and I do think this is a stronger book than Saving Grace. It’s a light read, nothing heavy, but I enjoyed it more than I expected to." Click here to read full review
Review of Time Will Tell by Amanda Barrett on Goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) "The second book in the button jar series, Time will tell is an absolute page turner from beginning to end. Fiona McCallum has truly cemented herself as a wonderful Australian rural literature storyteller." Click here to read review
Review of Time Will Tell by Michelle on Beauty and Lace. "Time Will Tell was an engaging read, with a gorgeous setting. I enjoyed the read and look forward the culmination of the series in the upcoming book." Click here to read full review
Review of Time Will Tell by Ceri (A Book Between) on goodreads.com. **** (four stars given) "Time Will Tell captured my heart with it's lovely country setting and heart warming relationships between the characters. It was hard to put down and I can't wait for the next book!" Click here to read full review
Review of Time Will Tell by Tamara Martin on goodreads.com. ***** (five stars given) "What a great piece of real, fabulous, emotional Aussie fiction." Click here to read full review
Stock Journal feature "Life's journey shows that Time Will Tell" by Malcolm Sutton (March 17 2014). "FIONA McCallum has always had an urge to write. Considering herself to be a "pretty nerdy" kid she remembers declaring at the age of nine that she wanted to be the next Enid Blyton..." Click here to read story
Review of Time Will Tell by Brenda on goodreads.com. ****1/2 (four and a half stars given) "I really enjoyed this book...With the third being released in November 2014 it’s definitely one I’m looking forward to. Time Will Tell is a book I have no hesitation in recommending highly." Click here to read full review
Review of Saving Grace by Tam Jenkin on That Book You Like blog: "Well, I have to start by saying I loved this book!! I loved the characters, the friendships and the intrigue, the imagery of the beautiful countryside and of course, the touch of romance." Click here to read full review
Review of Saving Grace and author interview by Linda Hall, Hawke's Bay Today newspaper New Zealand (April 10 2013) and syndicated across eight other NZ newspapers: "It's an easy-to-read, lovely light-hearted story that makes you feel good." Click here to read full review and author interview
Review of Saving Grace on Knit Lit Kitchen Witch blog: "Walk, no RUN out and buy this book. What a simply delightful read!! Fiona McCallum's newest novel, Saving Grace, should be relished with a lovely cup of tea and an afternoon full of good reading!!!" Click here to read full review
Guest blogger on Book'd Out blog - Australian Women Writers Feature (24 April 2012): "The twists and turns of life and the people you meet along the way. How I came to write fiction." Click here to see it
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