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Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Review: Summer Harvest By Georgina Penney

This is a book review and sneak preview of Summer Harvest by Georgina Peeney that was recently published by Penguin Books Australia on 1 February 2016.

Georgina Peeney has lived in towns all over Australia and now calls the Scottish countryside home, which she shares with her husband. Georgina has been a fan of romance books since she was eleven and has written books within the modern romance genre ever since - this is her third book.

This is a modern romance story about Beth a 30 something english woman who is recovering from cancer, divorced her husband, and has been living a sad and lonely life with her grandparents in England.

Beth's free-spirited grandmother sends her on a holiday across the miles to Australia. Beth is unsure how she will cope on her first overseas adventure so decides to spend her entire holiday on a vineyard in Margaret River, south of Perth, Western Australia.

Beth soon mixes with the local farmers, wine makers, makes friends and has some love interests. The holiday fling candidates enter the story straight away and this makes for a fast paced, entertaining and saucy modern day romance.

While there were some heavy topics covered (like cancer) it was kept lighthearted, honest and realistic. The characters are all very likable especially the down to earth country folk.

I loved the small country feel of this book and there's something about a vineyard that makes for a perfect rural romance setting.

I recommend this book to readers who want a fun and saucy rural romance about learning to love again.

I give this book 4 stars out of  5

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch paint dry than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd give up a bottle of the worlds best champagne for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

Summer Harvest can be purchased from the author here and Penguin Books Australia

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Disclosure:  NetGalley partner with bloggers such as me to help promote authors and their books and I was given this ebook published by Penguin Books Australia to review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. This would be a good beach/summer read for me!


    1. Yes it would Carrie! It will probably make you want to come for a holiday in Western Australia too :)


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