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Don't Fence Me In: Grassroots Wisdom From a Countr&hellip by Rachael Treasure
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of a Book, 28 Feb 2014
This is truly a 'treasure' of a book (pun intended!)

Rachael Treasure who, to quote an incident from this book is the 'godmother' of Aussie Rural Authors, has branched out from her usual brilliant Rural Novels to impart us with some home grown, grassroots Aussie Cowgirl wisdom. Even if your not a farm girl (or even one at heart) this little gem of a book has something for everyone.

I have to admit when I finally got a copy of this book my mum actually borrowed (stole) it off me and read it first, I had to keep telling her to stop 'spoiling' it for me by reading out tasty titbits but its just that kind of book. With everything from sustainable farming to hugging your… Read more
Silver Rain by Jan Ruth
Silver Rain by Jan Ruth
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While Silver Rain is set in Wales it could easily be set anywhere in the world. Silver Rain tells overlapping stories of middle life Kate and Al who find themselves in very different situations in their lives. Kate's second husband has recently died and she goes to visit her sister-in-law while trying to get her head around whether or not she actually loved her husband, what she is going to do about her hopeless sister and who is going to look after her ageing mother. Poor Al couldn't be more different, while he is still finalising his divorce this ladies man has found himself a young professional girlfriend and thinks life is all good. They cross paths in the ramshackle farm her… Read more
Eliza's Home: A Cypress Hollow Novella by Rachael Herron
If you haven't read the Cypress Hollow series this is a really great introduction and once you have read it - get a hold of the whole series and start reading because what are you waiting for???

I have read the series and loved how this gave a background into Eliza, who is the thread (pardon the pun!) of the whole series, and helps fill in the little gaps. Its also how the love story between Eliza and Joshua started which is just so sweet. And the way Rachael describes the little things in this story just bring it to life - I could totally picture the house as they were building it, all the little touches it was lovely.

I only have one thing negative to say - this is a… Read more