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Dinner at Rose's
Dinner at Rose's

Dinner at Rose's

FICTION

416 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9781743315576

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Jun 2016)

Price: $15.95
 
 

Overview

A beautifully written, funny, intelligent and heartwarming novel about a young woman who leaves the city for her home town where she falls in love with a wonderful man—and does much more besides

In the wake of an unfortunate best-friend-and-boyfriend-caught-having-sex-in-a-chair incident, Jo Donnelly flees her civilized city life to take up a temporary job at the physiotherapy clinic in her small home town. Jo is ineptly assisted at work by a receptionist who divides her time between nail care and surfing the internet. Meanwhile, her new roommate is a joyless couch potato who hogs the TV and is vigilant in her quest to prevent excessive electricity consumption. Life would seem a bit grim if not for Jo's eccentric honorary Aunty Rose, who lives up the valley with her pet piglet, four dogs and two sheep. Rose was a wise and infinitely patient friend to both Jo and her bona fide nephew, Matthew, while they were growing up. And when Rose is hit by illness Jo moves in to look after her, while Matt helps out as much as his farming duties allow. But illness aside, it's not long before the mischievous Rose is playing cupid. This is an utterly charming, funny, insightful novel of friendship and love.

Reviews

"a satisfying story of true friendship and a love that was meant to be." --Publishers Weekly Online, 4/15/2016

Author Biography

Danielle Hawkins is a large animal vet and the author of Chocolate Cake for Breakfast.