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12 journalers for this copy...
A good historical novel set where I live, the West Coast of NZ. A pretty rough, prejudiced time in history.
On its way (with Kokopu Dreams) as a mini-bookray, to bilbi and samulli.
Hope you both enjoy it!
Received today ! I think that your two books are the first ones I get from NZ \o/
I'll read this book after Kokopu Dreams
Thanks again for sharing and for letting me discover NZ writers !
I enjoyed this book pretty much ! It was a very gripping story.
I'm glad you added this book to the parcel veganmedusa ;-)
You've just introduced me to NZ literature with with two wonderful books. THANK YOU \o/
The books are on their way to Germany now...
Yay, another kiwi book! I can't wait to get started on this one and Kokopu Dreams. I am feeling homesick for NZ already. ;o)
Thanks bilbi for sending them on to me and for the beautiful photos.Seems like you live in a very nice area.
I finally found the time - thanks to the absence of bookrings - to read this book. I have to admit, at first I was a bit worried it would be just another romance novel (which I hate), but it turned out to be a charming little story about the life of European settlers in 19th century New Zealand. Of course, there is a love-story involved, but it's luckily not the only salient point of the novel.
This book is certainly no intricate masterpiece, but it is an entertaining read for lazy afternoons. Thank you, VeganMedusa, for giving me chance to read it!
I will try to figure out a way to get it out to more people.
So this is gonna be an international bookray now.
The book is on the way to Triggerfish now.
Book arrived today, thank you. Two other bookrings ahead of it, but will read and send on ASAP.
Well, I was disappointed by this book and gave up after 26 pages! I just did not care for Kelly's simplistic writing style and was cringing at the dialogue. I flicked through book to see if things improved but it was almost all dialogue. I have so many books that I am keen to read that I couldn't justify wasting any more time on this one.
Oh well, I guess I can't expect to enjoy every books that arrives via bookring/rays!
Have PMed for next address.
Posted book by airmail to penelopewanders today.
This arrived here safely today... Not clear if it goes to iliotropio or Nikel next? A few other rings to get through before tackling this one, but it looks to be a quick read. Thanks so much for making it available and adding me in.
Different strokes for different folks and all that - although I know Triggerfish and I agree on some books, we don't agree on this one. I really loved this, and sped through it in a day and a half. (It would have been quicker but I did have to work too). Some things about it reminded me of the film by Jane Campion - the Piano Lesson (?not sure of the title) - I hope that doesn't sound like a cliche, but the end of the world bleakness, the drenching rain, the roughness and self-righteousness all felt reminiscent of images from that film (which I haven't seen since it came out, so my memory may have warped it a bit).
I felt the characters were well portrayed, the imagery strong, and it made a very good read. Thanks so much for making this available. I'll be sending it on to iliotropio unless I hear otherwise.
Journal Entry 13
BookRing in UTILISER 'Libération contrôlée' > Pays > Province > Ville, .---controlled release---. Switzerland on Monday, July 09, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (7/9/2007 UTC) at BookRing in UTILISER 'Libération contrôlée' > Pays > Province > Ville, .---controlled release---. Switzerland
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book is now travelling to Brussels. Enjoy!
The book is safe with me now!
Great historical fiction, fast paced and enchanting. Thank you penelopewanders!
On its way to nikel27. Happy reading!
arrived safe at my house, 1 more BookRing to read and then I am ready for this book
Good read, I love to read about places I have visited before when I was in New Zealand.
Thanks again for sharing with me.
Journal Entry 17
Post Office in BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (9/17/2007 UTC) at Post Office in BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases
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EnJoy the book as I did.
This book arrived in the mail today. thanks!
I enjoyed reading this book. The amount of romance was just right for my taste.
The book started it's journey to Canada yesterday.
Book arrived in the mail today! Am just finishing Love in the Time of Cholera for a book club and I will have a go with this one. Looking forward to it!
Arrived in my PO Box today after my Mum forwarded it to me (arrived at my old address). Look forward to reading it soon.
Wow, what an enjoyable book! I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it just before.
I liked the historical West Coast setting (which even though I have lived on the West Coast all my life prior to my recent move up North I haven't read that many West Coast set books) and found the characters interesting. I got right into it from the first page (probably why it didn't take me that long to read) and will be on the look out for other books by this author.
Thanks HeyEcho for sending it to me. I think I will see if my stepmum wants to read this and send it down to her. Or will take it along to the meetup on Sunday.
Journal Entry 23
Reefton, West Coast New Zealand on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
A great book.
Journal Entry 24
Oamaru, Otago New Zealand on Saturday, November 19, 2011
A well written view of the lives of some key characters from differing backgrounds in the post gold-rush days of the West Coast. Clever weaving of the characters. Gave some great insight on life in those days and the people who made the Coast their life.