Top positive review
Quirky, original, great read!
Reviewed in Australia on 14 November 2015
Rosalie Ham's heroine, Tilly, returns to the small Australian rural town of her childhood having travelled the world. Harbouring bad memories from long ago, she weaves her own special magic, just as she creates amazing courtier for the townsfolk. She returns to attend to her elderly mother, stays despite being inflicted with the same disproval the parochial town folk subjected her to when she was shunned as a young child. Despite Tilly returning as an accomplished dressmaker, unrecognisable and sophisticated most of the town treats her with suspicion and continue to circulate gossip. The story with its colourful characters has a very Australian flavour. Despite the resentment she faces she manages to gain the admiration and friendship of Sergeant Farrat, the town’s policeman who is also a mysterious character with his own secrets. Local football star, Teddy is also enchanted by Tilly and although their romance flourishes it also brings a host of surprises.
Although the story delivers light hearted moments and the satisfaction of Tilly’s revenge, it is laced with dark humour. I will however see the movie as soon as possible as the fashion will be to die for!