Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green






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. 

And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life. 





A story of five woman in Australia each living in a different part of the northern territories who come together to talk about books. The book club is really an instrument in bringing these women together. They begin to trust each other and share their problems and loneliness. 
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the women and the friendship they found in each other. Any unsavoury male characters in the story were dispensed with quickly by the author which made me smile.
 The descriptions of the Australian outback, the weather,the soil, and the whole vastness of it added to the atmosphere of the book. A lovely story to read and I shed a few tears at the end. 
There was a lot of characters to remember at the beginning of the book but I found the description on the back cover (above) very handy to remind me who was who until I got to know them.

I hadn't heard of the author before so I looked to see if she had written any other books.....and she had ! Erotica! So if you like those books I ..em! think hers will probably be good! 🙀
It's out for paperback or Kindle 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inaugural-Meeting-Fairvale-Ladies-Book/dp/0751570419/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521281872&sr=8-1&keywords=Sophie+green&dpID=51kROa2HjJL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

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