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Blackpeak Station / by Ford, Holly.

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Black Swan, 2012 . 312 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

Holly Ford is a new author for me and I quite enjoyed this book of hers. Set in the South Island high country, it tells the story of a high country station and, in particular, the daughter of the family who only wants to be a farmer, despite difficulties. Add in the usual problems encountered on a sheep station plus quite a dash of romance, a villain you just know is not honest and you have this book. Well written and either well researched or, perhaps, Ms Ford knows the high country. Recommended to all those who like books set in NZ.

Ultimate celebration cards : over 200 card designs for special occasions throughout the year /

Publication: Cincinnati, OH : David & Charles, 2008 . 184 p. : 28 cm. Date: 2008

I enjoyed leafing through and choosing designs to try. Not all the occasions likely to be relevant ( USA book ) but plenty to think about. Added 22/10/2014 by

Paris letters / by MacLeod, Janice,

Publication: . 258 pages : 21 cm.

I enjoyed hearing of Janice's experiences , and those of her correspondences. A little too much of an internal journal in parts but great to hear of someone making their dream happen. Added 22/10/2014 by

The homesteader's sweetheart [text (large print)] / by Williams, Lacy

Publication: . 415 pages ; 22 cm

You knew what was going to happen at the end of the story at the beginning - love story. Added 22/10/2014 by

Bugs / by Hereaka, Whiti,

Publication: . 242 p. ; 19 cm.

I longed for the 3 young people to realize their potential. I waited in fear as they put themselves in danger. I was grateful for some good news at the end. Some interesting and hard-hitting insights. Coarse language warning. Added 22/10/2014 by

The fault in our stars / Ages 14+ by Green, John,

Publication: New York : Dutton Books, 2012 . 318 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 2012

I knew what was coming at the end. SAD! But can't help wondering what happens to Hazel and Issac? Loved the book! Added 21/10/2014 by

Heartland / by Pattrick, Jenny,

Publication: . 328 pages ; 24 cm.

A heartwarming tale set in Heartland NZ. Manawa, a small rural settlement in the shadow of Ruapehu. It used to be a bustling logging town but now seems to be inhabited by the sad remnants of modern life. They battle bureaucracy, weekend 'townies' and the weather but look out for each other in their own brand of community spirit. A reminder of how things used to be. Added 21/10/2014 by Kath

The destiny of Violet and Luke / by Sorensen, Jessica,

Publication: London : Sphere, 2014 . 213 pages ; 22 cm. Date: 2014

Unexpected ending looking forward to the next book. Added 21/10/2014 by

New Zealand and the First World War : 1914-1919 / by Fenton, Damien,

Publication: . 111 pages ; 30 cm

Sad that it should have happened. Added 20/10/2014 by

The redeemer / by Nesbø, Jo,

Publication: London : Vintage, 2009 . 571 p. : 20 cm. Date: 2009

Confusing: No flow. Added 20/10/2014 by

The sugar camp quilt / by Chiaverini, Jennifer,

Publication: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005 . 306 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 2005

Enjoyed it. Wanted to keep reading! Added 20/10/2014 by

Stolen / by Pearse, Lesley,

Publication: London : Michael Joseph, 2010 . 386 p. : 28 Date: 2010

A bit far fetched in some parts. Added 20/10/2014 by

The host : a novel / by Meyer, Stephenie,

Publication: London : Sphere, 2008 . 617 p. ; 22 cm. Date: 2008

There was not a part that stood out because the whole book was memorable. Oh so extraordinary! Added 20/10/2014 by

A little love / by Prowse, Amanda,

Publication: . 346 pages ; 24 cm.

It flowed well. Added 20/10/2014 by

Angel of death / by Cheetham, Ben,

Publication: . 360 p. ; 20 cm.

Easy reading. Great sad story. Added 20/10/2014 by

The informationist : a thriller / by Stevens, Taylor,

Publication: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 2011 . 307 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2011

Great story. Good reading / hard book to put down. Plenty of fast action. Added 20/10/2014 by

Takedown twenty / by Evanovich, Janet,

Publication: [New York] : Random House Large Print, 2013 . 352 p. (large print) ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

This is the funniest book I think I have ever read. Enjoyment was great. Added 20/10/2014 by

Curious : true stories and loose connections / by Front, Rebecca,

Publication: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014 . 248 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2014

All interesting stories on a variety of subjects. Added 20/10/2014 by

The kashmir shawl / by Thomas, Rosie,

Publication: London : HarperCollins, 2011 . 468 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2011

I was enthralled. Added 20/10/2014 by

Beyond the state : New Zealand state houses from modest to modern / by Stevens, Andrea,

Publication: Auckland : Penguin Books, 2014 . 288 pages : 28 cm. Date: 2014

Documented changes through the years. Interesting, good photographs. Added 20/10/2014 by

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