Books bring them together – but friendship will transform all of their lives. Perfect for lovers of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Little Paris Bookshop.
In 1978 in Australia’s Northern Territory, life is hard and people are isolated. Telephones are not yet a common fixture. But five women find a way to connect.
Sybil, the matriarch of Fairvale Station, misses her eldest son and is looking for a distraction, while Kate, Sybil’s daughter-in-law, is thousands of miles away from home and finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale.
Sallyanne, mother of three, dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town where she lives with her difficult husband.
Rita, Sybil’s oldest friend, is living far away in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life.
Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship: they all love to read, and she starts a book club. As these five women bond over their love of books, they form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Firstly a big thank you to clara at little brown for my review copy and im delighted to be taking part of the blog tour.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book which meant I was pleasantly surprised.
Set in Australia and in the late 70s early 80 s this will transport you to a completely new setting and time line.
This is a book about women , old young married single with children and without.
This is about how those women become firm friends unexpectedly and the trials they each face.
Each women is unique with their own story to tell but when they are brought together it’s quite something.
I really enjoyed this.
These women not only find who they are but also who others are in their lives.
A tale of love ,loss family but most of all friendship.
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Published 1st march