When It All Went to Custard - Danielle Hawkins
"Sometimes you just need to read a really good book that leaves you smiling and with a warm heart. One that doesn't stress, shock, upset or scare you. THIS is that book. Quite simply, I just really enjoyed this book, it's characters and the story set around rural life. Highly recommended." Emma
Odds of saving marriage - slim. Farming expertise - patchy. Chances that it'll all be okay in the end - actually pretty good ...
I wasn't enjoying the afternoon of 23 February even before I learnt that my husband was having an affair ...
The news of her husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to Jenny Reynolds, part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief, not anguish. What really hurts is her children's unhappiness at the break-up, and the growing realisation that, alone, she may lose the family farm.
This is the story of the year after Jenny's old life falls apart; of family and farming, pet lambs and geriatric dogs, choko-bearing tenants and Springsteen-esque neighbours. And of just perhaps a second chance at happiness.
PRAISE FOR DANIELLE HAWKINS
'Author Danielle Hawkins ... has a talent for witty and convincing dialogue and this, in particular, gives The Pretty Delicious Cafe verve and humour. She's also a skilled sculptor of characters' Otago Daily Times
'Danielle Hawkins' quirky humour and easy style make [The Pretty Delicious Cafe] a great summer read' Dominion Post
'Utterly delectable with a twist of spice and a touch of zest!' Nicola Moriarty