Thursday’s trip on the Quick Reads booktrail sees a journey of many miles all the way from Paris to the Australian outback. And it definitely didn’t take the usual 24 hours or so it would take by travelling by plane. No, on a booktrail, you travel with a book, all from the comfort of your armchair….
A story perfect for the day before Valentines…
Love is Blind
Jane decides to move to the Australian outback in search of a husband but her sister Anthea thinks she’s mad.
But Jane has always felt inferior to her sister as Anthea is slim, pretty, has a perfect life, a perfect house and a perfect fiance.
So Jane goes off in search of someone special. Anthea goes after her to save her from ‘this madness’
Do you have any idea what kind of men live in the outback? Criminals and misfits.’
But is it Anthea who is going to be the one who has the adventure?
They certainly have fun and mishaps when exploring when they find themselves in some sort of bush fire –
a sound like a gunshot cracked through the air, making her jump. What is it now? she wailed.
Gum nuts. It’s the eucalyptus oil in the trees Makes them explode.
The outback has a lasting impression on both of them though. One nice observation in particular likened the stillness of the outback to ‘a theatre audience hushed in anticipation’
A quirky book with a quirky tale but one perfect for Valentine’s Day in a setting that is not your usual valentine backdrop.
Take a trip to the Quick Reads site – http://www.quickreads.org.uk/
And Kathy Lette would love you to say hello I’m sure – http://www.kathylette.com/index.php/books/love-is-blind/