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Review: A Taste of Life and Love in Australia

17 Oct

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Is your favourite theme love and romance? Do you have just minutes to while away? Do you like real page turners?

If you answered yes to the above, or even if you didn’t, why not consider ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’?

Averaging just four pages each. this volume contains some of my all-time favourites, starting with the first story.

‘The Girl Next Door’ relates a very young man’s struggle to make a first date with the girl of his dreams. Written from the male point of view, it aims to engage  interest from the beginning since Allen, the hero, is sketched as a rather shy but likeable guy: the sort of person for whom you’d go in to bat. Sadly,perhaps, the outcome is not a happy one. But readers, don’t despair! The story is taken up again in ‘A Second Chance’, at book’s end.

Another stand-out story, and Ron’s particular favourite, is ‘A Song For Ellie’, again written from the male point of view. In desperation, a young man resolves to write a song: not just any old song, but a touching, inspiring one, to give to a lovely young singer whom he idolises. How does he fare?

How have people responded to this book? One female reader of mature years tells me she “loves the first story”. Another says she’d often pick it up, intending to read only one tale, and go on to several!

Interested? Then, why not investigate the Amazon web-page which features ‘Look Inside’. If you’re impressed, please spread the word.

Thanks.

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About ‘Life and Love’

16 Aug

‘Life and Love’ is the common thread of titles and themes in my series of modern Australian Short Stories.

By ‘Life’, I mean human interest stories; tales that shed light on human nature, and document scenes and situations that people may find themselves in, without necessarily involving romance. My first book ,’25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia’, contains several of these, as does my fourth.

My ‘Love’ stories are, of course, romances. Mostly, they end happily, though, as in real life, sometimes they don’t; therefore, the outcomes aren’t totally predictable. The final stories of each volume are linked by characters to the first, and often resolve the unhappiness of a lover.

Many people have told me that they liked ’25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia’, but sadly few have had the time to publish this comment.

The ‘Amazon.com’ site features ‘Click here’, so that you can read at least the first story in each book.

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