Rose Dee, Amanda Deed, Meredith Resce and Paula Vince
Available from Light the Dark With a contest which ends14 February 2013.
About the Book:
Mattie was in love with Billy, but she was too young to
wed. When Billy was conscripted to fight in Vietnam, they made a decision that
affected their lives and their future. But so much pain resulted that Mattie
never really healed. Every turn Mattie made affected her daughter and her
granddaughter in ways she didn’t even realise. But forty-six years later, is it
time for things to be set right?Navy is a young woman who has never
known her family. But what could be a wonderful opportunity is met with jealousy
and apprehension from her cousin Brooke and her aunt Connie, especially with
handsome Aidan around. Each must look past their struggles and find forgiveness
and trust and perhaps even love.This absorbing family drama, set in
South Australia’s beautiful McLaren Vale wine region, is written by four of
Australia’s outstanding Christian fiction authors who have brought you
best-selling and award-winning novels.
About the Authors:
Left to Right: Rose, Meredith, Paula, Amanda.
Award winning Australian author, PAULA VINCE, loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She has a passion to provide inspiring stories that highlight her own beautiful country. http://www.paulavince.com/
ROSE DEE was born in Ingham, North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her first novel. Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, decided to try her hand at writing two years ago. The result of that attempt is her first novel, ‘Back to Resolution’. Her novels are inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women. ‘Beyond Resolution’, and ‘A New Resolution’ are the second and third books in the ‘Resolution’ series. Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle. http://rosedee.com
AMANDA DEED grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a Christian home, and found faith at an early age. She has followed her passion to serve the Lord through music and literature since her teen years. Now married, with three children, Amanda enjoys the variety of being a mother, finance administrator, musician and historical romance writer. Her debut novel, The Game, won the 2010 CALEB Prize for fiction, and Ellenvale Gold was a finalist for the same prize in 2012.http://www.amandadeed.com.au
South Australian Author, MEREDITH RESCE, has been writing since 1991, and has had books in the Australian market since 1997. Following the Australian success of her “Heart of Green Valley” series, an English Publisher has taken the first three books in this series, and has released them to the British and American markets. ‘The Greenfield Legacy’ is her 15th novel published. Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. Meredith has also been co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, “Twin Rivers”. With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in the ministry since 1983. Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons.
RATING: 5 Stars
Meredith Resce, Paula Vince, Amanda Deed and Rose Dee’s novel The Greenfield Legacy is a wonderful family drama that will warm your heart, giving you mixed emotions about each of the characters, allowing you to grow alongside them, as well as helping you appreciate your own family.
I must admit that at the beginning, my expectations weren’t that high. However upon finishing the novel, I was pleasantly surprised. I believe that the aspect of having the four women tell the story was a good idea because it allowed the story to have an added dimension, that wouldn’t have been available, had it have been written differently. Another aspect that I really loved about this book, were the unexpected twists the authors incorporated within the story. Just when I thought I had the story all figured out, another twist is revealed, adding excitement and depth to the story. I also love the character development in this story, because the reader really gets the family feel. Each character is somewhat similar in their personality, but yet different at the same time with their needs and aspirations, just like how it is in reality. Each character will definitely find a place in your heart, be it positive or negative, sympathy or frustration. However that said, I personally believe that a little more character development and intimacy between Brook and Aidan, Navy and Matt would’ve really engaged the reader a bit more, making them feel like these characters really belong together. Lastly, I believe this book has a lot to teach about families’ struggles and the need to forgive one another because it shows how bitterness and unforgiveness can be passed through generations preventing a happy filled life.
Overall, I believe that this book is one that will easily be enjoyed by all and one that will definitely teach you things about family life. It is a wonderful, easy going family drama that can’t be missed for it will touch your heart.