Renee Conoulty: Rural Review Roundup

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Rural Review Roundup

Hey Everyone,

I'm playing catchup with my book review writing. Here's a roundup of some Aussie rural reads from last year.


Dear BanjoDear Banjo by Sasha Wasley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fabulous rural romance set in Western Australia. I adored this book, from the shiny gold-embossed cover to the letters scattered within. I barracked for this couple to get together the whole way through. I love the best friends to lovers trope and enjoyed Sasha's take on this.


One More SongOne More Song by Nicki Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I adore Nicki Edward's writing style. I've read all her books and couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I love the combination of medical and rural romance - all the small town busybody issues without the farm equipment. And this time, there's a bit of rock star romance thrown in.


AcheAche by Eliza Henry-Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I heard lots of buzz about this book and it was all well deserved. A beautifully written exploration of the aftermath and regrowth of an Australian bushfire.





The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book ClubThe Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was a joy to discover this book only months after I moved away from the Northern Territory. Sophie brought the unique Northern Territory outback setting to life in a vivid and realistic manner. I enjoyed the different voices of the women, empathised with their isolation and felt their friendships grow. A book about a book club - what more could a book lover ask for?


A Chance Of Stormy WeatherA Chance Of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I met Tricia at an author event at my local library. I bought myself a signed edition of the paperback but ended up listening to the audiobook. The narrator was fabulous and brought more depth to the story.

This book was originally published several years ago under a different title and has been revised with updated technology. Just as many mice, though. A great rural romance set on a sheep farm in South Australia.

The Paris WeddingThe Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A second chance romance with gorgeous settings ranging from an Aussie wheat farm in rural New South Wales to the city of Paris.

I listened to the audiobook edition. The narrator was well matched to the story and gave it another level of depth. Loved it.

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