Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Book Review: Home Truths in Tumble Creek by Louise Forster

 Home Truths in Tumble Creek
Louise Forster

Publisher: Self Published
Publication date: 21st may 2019
Series: Tumble Creek #1
Genre: Rural Romance 
Pages: 298
Format read: eBook
Source: courtesy of the author
About the book
London-based chef, Jennifer Dove, loves her exciting, fast-paced life and she has every intention of returning to it ASAP. This trip to the small country town of Tumble Creek is to visit her sister and niece and farewell her beloved uncle. But barely hours into her stay, she disturbs an intruder in her uncle's house and is questioned by police. Things are not all they seem in Tumble Creek, and as much as she tries not to, Jennifer is sucked into the mystery surrounding her uncle. What are the locals hiding?      

And why can she not get sexy local Calum McGregor out of her mind?
My review
Home Truths in Tumble Creek is light and fun, an easy read. 
Jennifer flies from London to the small town of Tumble Creek in country Australia. Jen may be a top London chef but she is no stranger to this country town. It was the home town of her Uncle Bob who Jen and her sister Sofie visited often when they were growing up. They are there to attend his funeral and organise his affairs. The last thing Jen expects to do is fall for a sexy farmer.
Louise Forster has delivered a romance read that is filled with mystery, humour and secrets. There are a couple of steamy scenes for fans of sexy romance reads but the majority of the story is sweet.
Tumble Creek is portrayed as a welcoming, small country town and I enjoyed getting to know the residents there.
City girl Jen got into plenty of scrapes where hot farmer Callum came to the rescue and in one instance the local fire brigade was summoned and a rescue through an upstairs window was quite comical.
A sexy farmer, Russian spies watching their every move and loan sharks determined to get their money by any means give for moments of light-hearted fun and moments of suspense. 
My only quibble with this novel is there was too much dialogue for my liking and it slowed the story.
My rating  3 / 5  ⭐⭐⭐


About the author

Louise Forster grew up in a Victorian country town. She ran barefoot along dirt roads and loved looking through the leaves of tall eucalypts at the azure summer skies. Eventually, she grew up, and the country town became a suburb of Melbourne. Running barefoot to catch her train to work would have caused more than a few raised eyebrows so she opted for stilettos, of course. At eighteen, Louise travelled through Europe, parts of Africa and the Pacific Islands. These days Louise lives on the far north coast of New South Wales on a small property that includes her extended family, three dogs, three cats and all manner of wildlife. 

Challenges Entered: Australian Women Writers Challenge AWW2021

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1 comment:

  1. It's interesting that the dialog slowed the book for you. If dialog is good, it always makes the story fast-paced for me. I might have to read it to find out why your experience is the reverse of mine. Thanks for the review.