Reviews from Goodreads: A Taste of Life and Love in Australia

25 Sep

As many followers are aware,  so far there are six self published books bearing my name as author, and my Sydney Opera House organ builder husband Ronald Sharp as editor. Of these, the most reviewed by far has been my second, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.

‘A Taste…’ is a collection of heartwarming vignettes and short stories: the sort that is written to please those from early adulthood right through to mature years. Readers from twenties to nineties have been warm in their praise of this, my particular favourite in the four volume ‘Life and Love in Australia’ series.

So today, prompted by the social book network Goodreads, I offer a selection of reviews from their site. I hope you will take the time to read and consider these snippets.

By Jenny(Australia) · ★★★★★ · August 11, 2012

“A Taste of Life and Love in Australia” by Margaret Lynette Sharp is a collection of gentle, heartwarming stories that quietly reflect on life.There is an effective simplicity to Margaret’s writing that means she, as author, doesn’t get in the way of her characters connecting with readers. Lines… …more
By Shelleyrae(Taree, 02, Australia) · ★★★★☆ · July 25, 2012

While grounded in an Australian setting with descriptions of familiar antipodean landscapes, A Taste of Life and Love explores the universal themes of love, desire and marriage.While I think most of the tales within this collection are perhaps more properly vignettes or scenes rather than short… …more
By Mark(The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 09, 2012

Lovely, spare, melodic prose that simply exudes warmth, and simple, pinpoint-focussed stories, with nothing extraneous to distract from the single, clear feeling that Sharp wants to evoke — sometimes a feeling of wistful loss, at others one of ironic, happy bemusement or unexpected contentment,… …more
By Margaret(Sydney, 02, Australia) · ★★★★★ · March 18, 2012

This is my favourite volume in the series, since it contains a diverse selection of engaging, human, short stories. Written to be enjoyed by young and older adults, it sheds light on various aspects of human nature and relationships.
Not all the stories end happily, but alas! this is so in real l… …more
A Taste of Life and Love in Australia was a great read. I read it at night when all was quite. Story after story I felt as if I was there, especially at the beautiful beach scenes. I appreciate such a book after having to endure a busy day. Margaret Sharp did an outstanding job in describing the outdoors in Australia.

8 Responses to “Reviews from Goodreads: A Taste of Life and Love in Australia”

  1. sarwah2012 September 25, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I will definitely take a look at the book on Goodreads, because reading about a land that I have never visited, but always wanted to, has increased my desire.

  2. sarwah2012 September 25, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Reblogged this on THE HIGHS, the lows, The Inbetweens and commented:
    A land I would like to visit……

  3. sarwah2012 October 3, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Hi, I would appreciate, if you could review my book, you can get a free download from Smashword,… Regards, Sarwah

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp October 3, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Hi Sarwah2012! Thank you for your generous offer. Unfortunately I cannot accept it due to high work commitments. However, I suggest you check out book bloggers on the net. There are many individuals who blog solely about books, and I’m sure you will find interested people. Another avenue is through Goodreads. There are many reviewers who post through this site, often concurrently with their own blogs, thereby increasing exposure to the reading public. I wish you every success with your endeavours. 🙂

      • sarwah2012 October 3, 2012 at 10:41 am #

        Hi, Thanks for the advise, appreciate it and hope the workload decreases!Sarwah

  4. Margaret Lynette Sharp October 3, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Hi Sarwah, thanks for your reply. I hope you get a very positive outcome! 🙂

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