Monday, 24 September 2018

Another nice review.

Just saw another five-star review on Amazon for The Fine Art of Kindness

Charming Novel 
This is a charming and endearing novel that you will be delighted to read.
Although set in a small town in New Zealand the themes in this story are universal. It touches on social issues in a thought provoking but tender manner.
The relationship between the two elderly characters, as it develops is lovely.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

A nice afternoon at Point Chevalier Library

Many thanks to Cristen and Ruth and the team at the Point Chevalier library, and the great turn out of people for my author's talk about 'My Marian Year' and my other books at the library yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. I enjoyed it very much. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

More wonderful reader feedback for 'The Fine Art of Kindness'

Yesterday I received more wonderful feedback for The Fine Art of Kindness. I have posted an edited version of here: 

"I want to tell you that with Kindness you have written a truly adult and most enjoyable book.  OK, you got me crying at the end, and I don’t cry just for anyone!  No, it was the real thing.
"Your characters are excellent, beautifully written and act the narrative assuredly and with true Kiwi panache.  Not just the main characters either.  I believed in ALL of the people in the novel, even the young student, Tim, introduced towards the end.  A meaningful addition, and excellently drawn.  I saw and believed the Hare Krishna gal and the slightly imperious nurse.   
"The two main characters, Jack and Betty were so believable; totally.  And Jack’s family.  Wonderful.  Superb supporting cast.
"Congratulations for a good read, and a good book, well written.  I hope it sells thousands, as it deserves to."