Warm-hearted, comforting and richly told, The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club is the perfect feel-good read for book lovers everywhere and our book of the month for March. As ever, we have 50 copies to give away!
Books bring them together - but friendship will transform all of their lives.
In 1978 the Northern Territory in Australia has begun to self-govern and telephones are not yet a common fixture. Life is hard and people are isolated, but these five women find a way to connect. Sybil, the matriarch of Fairvale Station, misses her eldest son and is looking for a distraction. Kate, Sybil's daughter-in- law, is thousands of miles away from home and finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale. Sallyanne, mother of three, dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town where she lives with her difficult husband. Rita, Sybil's oldest friend, is living far away in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life.
Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship: they all love to read, and she forms a book club. As these five women bond over their love of books, they form friendships that will last a lifetime.
"Brimming with atmosphere and warmth, this gorgeous book completely carried me away" - Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky
Sophie Green is an author and publisher who lives in Sydney. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names. In her spare time she writes about country music on her blog, Jolene. She fell in love with the Northern Territory the first time she visited and subsequent visits inspired the story.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club is published by Sphere on 1st March. If you do receive one of our 50 free copies, don't forget, you will need to add your questions/reviews to the thread (coming soon) by the end of March.