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The House On Burra Burra Lane (Swallow's Fall Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Jennie Jones loved everything with a romantic element from an early age. That's why she became an actor before she started writing, touring the UK's grand old theatres, becoming someone else for two hours, eight performances a week, and loving every second.
She's been an Aussie with Welsh roots for over twenty years and wouldn't have it any other way. She's been writing for six years and says she can't imagine writing, like acting, will ever get boring.
Jennie currently lives in a small country town in Perth, Western Australia with Jonesey the boy cat and Zena the warrior girl cat. Plus Churchill the 50 kilo rescue dog, and the occasional sighting of her twenty year old daughter.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00CGTKC7E
- Publisher : Escape Publishing (1 June 2013)
- Language: : English
- File size : 545 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 253 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 57,110 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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How many of you Ozzies know that dreamy television vet, Chris Brown (Bondi Vet) ??
Well, I saw him in every scene of this story....
Ethan is a gorgeous, tall, well muscled and all man! He is also the local vet who falls head over heels for a stranger who is new to his country town.
She doesn't know what she is in for, and if he thinks the going will be easy, he's in for some shocks of his own.
For any us who have experienced true love, then the old saying, "true love never runs smoothly" is realised in the pages of this story.
Humans are strange creatures. We often know what we want and yet, beat around the bush always trying to get it right and yet, somehow managing to mess things up.
Ethan and Sammy are no different and at times I wanted to yell at them to get on with it, because both were smouldering underneath a faÃÂ§ade. You FEEL their passion and love and the strong pull of their in-tuned hearts. I don't wish to ruin the story by giving away anything accept to say, this would make a wonderful movie not unlike Clancy of the Overflow.
With the back drop of the beautiful snowy mountains in Australia (so different) it MAKES picture perfect.
It did get better. When the author focuses on progressing the story, rather than silly descriptions of glimpses of skin etc, this is not a bad story. There is way too much emphasis on physical attraction, at the expense of real emotional intimacy. The characters are believable, if a little superficial. By far the best part of the book is the author's ability to capture the Australian small town.
So, in summary, not a bad storyline, but too much Mills and Boon physical descriptions and superficiality.
Top reviews from other countries
Jennie Jones does a great job of encapsulating the joys, the triumphs and the tribulations of small, rural town life, where everyone knows everyone else... she creates memorable characters from Ruby the pet pig, to Ethan, the hunky vet with a shadowed past who moonlights as a carpenter in his spare time, and Sammy, the new girl in town, and all the townsfolk who run a bet on how long this city girl will hack the slow pace of Swallow Falls. This book is so full of detail that by the end you feel you've vicariously lived these people's lives, quirky humour, pride, faults and all.
In my opinion this book would comfortably sit on the bookshelves alongside and compares very favourably with great authors like Debbie Macomber, Sharon Sala, Nora Roberts and Susan Mallery. Jennie Jones has a real gift, she brings rural town Australia, with all its quirks and foibles, into vivid life.
This is one book that I will go back and read again so I can savour the detail and colourful array of characters all over again...from Ruby, the pet pig, to the wise and far seeing Grandy, the patriarch of Swallow Falls.
My favourite quote... " though why they call him junior has me beat, he must be at least sixty years old." To me this sums up the flavour of this book, and I look forward to reading more books by this author.
All of that said, it's the ending of the story that really sold me -- and which I can't share with you because of spoilers. A believable, enveloping, yet real ending. Loved it.
*I'm another Escape Publishing author, I've met Jennie (who is a sweetie) and we're both members of the Romance Writers of Australia. So that's full disclosure. And I really did enjoy "The House on Burra Burra Lane".