Rose Dee

6 February 2013

ACRBA Tour The Greenfield Legacy by Rose Dee, Amanda Deed, Meredith Resce and Paula Vince




4 - 8 February, 2013



is introducing

(Even Before Publishing October 2012)

by

 Rose Dee, Amanda Deed, Meredith Resce and Paula Vince

 Available from Light the Dark With a contest which ends
14 February 2013. 

About the Book:
Mattie was in love with Billy, but she was too young to wed. When Billy was conscripted to fight in Vietnam, they made a decision that affected their lives and their future. But so much pain resulted that Mattie never really healed. Every turn Mattie made affected her daughter and her granddaughter in ways she didn't even realise. But forty-six years later, is it time for things to be set right?

Navy is a young woman who has never known her family. But what could be a wonderful opportunity is met with jealousy and apprehension from her cousin Brooke and her aunt Connie, especially with handsome Aidan around. Each must look past their struggles and find forgiveness and trust and perhaps even love.

This absorbing family drama, set in South Australia's beautiful McLaren Vale wine region, is written by four of Australia's outstanding Christian fiction authors who have brought you best-selling and award-winning novels.


About the Authors
Left to Right: Rose, Meredith, Paula, Amanda. 

Award winning Australian author, PAULA VINCE, loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She has a passion to provide inspiring stories that highlight her own beautiful country.http://www.appleleafbooks.com

ROSE DEE was born in Ingham, North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her first novel. Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, decided to try her hand at writing two years ago. The result of that attempt is her first novel, 'Back to Resolution'. Her novels are inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women. 'Beyond Resolution', and ‘A New Resolution’ are the second and third books in the 'Resolution' series. Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle. http://rosedee.com

AMANDA DEED grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a Christian home, and found faith at an early age. She has followed her passion to serve the Lord through music and literature since her teen years. Now married, with three children, Amanda enjoys the variety of being a mother, finance administrator, musician and historical romance writer. Her debut novel, The Game, won the 2010 CALEB Prize for fiction, and Ellenvale Gold was a finalist for the same prize in 2012.http://www.amandadeed.com.au

South Australian Author, MEREDITH RESCE, has been writing since 1991, and has had books in the Australian market since 1997. Following the Australian success of her “Heart of Green Valley” series, an English Publisher has taken the first three books in this series, and has released them to the British and American markets. ‘The Greenfield Legacy’ is her 15th novel published. Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. Meredith has also been co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, “Twin Rivers”. With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in the ministry since 1983. Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons.

My Review:
Thanks to Rose Dee for my copy of this book.

I did enjoy this book and found it interesting with 4 different main characters that are all from the one family. We have Mattie the Matriarch of the family and we find out in Chapter one she gave up a child for adoption. The story then revolves round this issue and how it affected the various members. We have Connie who is Mattie's Daughter and Brooke her daughter. We also meet Navy Who is also related. Each character is written by a different author and there is a contest to work out who wrote which character, while this is a fun contest I did find at times it distracted me as I was trying to work out who wrote what part. I would personally have rather known who wrote what part and not be thinking about who wrote who. The book is like a novella in many ways except its happening at the same time. We go from one character to another and see the story through different eyes. 
While I really enjoyed the story and the more I got into it the more I loved it I did have one issue with the early part. There are a couple of instances of swearing which shocked me and I thought were totally unnecessary. I honestly don't expect bad language in a christian book and was disappointed. It wasn't enough for me to put the book down as it was early one and only 2 or 3 times (and one was more cussing which others may not be offended by). I say this just as a warning to some of my friends who also do not like bad language. being forewarned is a help. It is this reason I can not give the book 5 stars but it is a 4 - 4.5 star book in my view. 

3 comments:

Amanda Deed said...

Hi Jenny. Thanks heaps for the review. Blessings. :)

Rose Dee said...

Hi Jenny,

I bet it was distracting trying to work out who wrote which character! And because you are so good to us and read all of our work individually, I can imagine it would have made you even more dedicated to working it out. :)
Thank you for this review. x

Michelle said...

Great review Jenny. I agree about the comp - I was very distracted and after a couple of chapters in I decided to forget about it to try and enjoy the story.
xx

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