Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Road to Lilyfields
Looking at the recent success of Danielle Hawkins and Holly Ford (#5 and #10 in Nielsen Bookscan Overall Bestsellers' Chart for 2014)
it seems we really do like to read New Zealand contemporary fiction and if there is a rural theme then we are even happier.
This trend has also been growing in Australia with The Australian recently reporting:
‘…in an increasingly globalised culture, what is fuelling the popularity of these distinctively antipodean stories?
…the genre’s strong sales reflect an appetite for more and more stories set on the land, whether it’s a story of a city girl going out
and finding a new life, or rural characters living their lives…there’s something incredibly relatable for those Australians who live
out in the country, and there’s something quite aspirational or escapist for city dwellers who love the fantasy of going out and
getting closer to nature and living on the land. There’s a romance to that idea, quite apart from the love stories within the books
This wonderful new novel ticks all the boxes, it is well written, a great story, set in New Zealand and has characters that you will fall in love with from the first page – and a couple you may not like quite so much – but it will engage you and hold your attention
until the final page unfolds – and that’s all we ask of a good book.
Take the road to Lilyfields – you won’t regret it.
Bantam - $30.00