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Thank you for the wonderful comments.  It is always lovely that people take the time to review.
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This book was a great read, the plot was very well put together. It kept you wanting to read to find out
what would happen next.
It had just the right balance of happiness and sadness for me, lots of interesting twists and turns,
interesting relationships between parents and their adult children and a very satisfying ending.
Nice to read a book that is set in your own country (New Zealand) and I felt very much part of the
story because of this. Would recommend this book.
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The Quilt, Unravelled

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Don’t forget to enter if you would like a chance to win a copy of the “The Quilt, Unravelled.”

This is a full length novel set in rural New Zealand.  It takes the reader on a journey to the gem like islands of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.  It explores the dramatic High Country through the eyes of the troubled Clarke family. This story of hardship is warmed by a romance that could change their lives.

Goodreads rating 4.93.

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“The Quilt, Unravelled” is also available on Kindle.

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For the month of February all proceeds will help a friend battle bone cancer.

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High Country, New Zealand

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Beautiful Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.

Good coffee and burnt muffins

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New Zealand Tui, native to New Zealand. Seen here in one of its favourite places the Kowhai tree.

As the title suggests my latest attempt at being awarded the title of domestic goddess has failed, and it has failed spectacularly.  But as we washed down blackened berries with strong caffeine this page has been steered in to a logical format.    Welcome to my new look blog.

I would like to share a few of the images that have been included in previous posts.  I hope you enjoy these glimpses of New Zealand through the eyes of some of my talented friends.

If you have been following my blog you will know a friend has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer.  I am happy to say that he is in good spirits and an auction was held yesterday.  It has raised considerable funds towards his treatment.  Great to see so many generous people  donating and bidding.  Mike is a wonderful man, and for another three weeks we will continue to donate proceeds from The Quilt, Unravelled to his on-going treatment..

If you would like a chance of winning a free copy of The Quilt, Unravelled please click on this link.  The competition is running for a further 10 days and is open to readers from all eligible countries.

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If you would like to download a copy of The Quilt, Unravelled or purchase it as a paperback please click on this link.  All proceeds will help Mike Shaffer battle bone cancer.

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Auckland City, New Zealand.

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Waiheke Island, North Island, New Zealand. Home of The Quilt, Unravelled.

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The spectacular South Island, New Zealand. Photo Des Clegg.

“GIVEAWAY”

Missed out on the last Giveaway?  Another copy of The Quilt, Unravelled is available.  Click on the link for a chance to win.  Open to all eligible countries https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/124678-the-quilt

Tragedy brings them together.  The past drives them apart.  Their choices change the future.  An epic story of love against the odds.

For one month all proceeds from The Quilt, Unravelled (both Kindle and paperback) will help a wonderful man battle bone cancer.

The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled

WRAP UP IN THE QUILT

A little advanced news.  Another Goodreads giveaway will start on the 30th of January.  Enter and have a chance of winning a copy of this novel.  Open to all eligible countries.

I would like to share with you the latest review of The Quilt, Unravelled.  5 stars and the description below is beautifully written!

“A POWERFUL FAMILY SAGA WELL TOLD”

A single thread is fragile, as is life. But as more threads are woven together, the fabric strengthens. Now those individual threads may represent major themes of the human condition–both good and bad: the fragility of health, betrayal of family, careers terminated, sociopathic cruelty — or, on the other hand, there’s the kindness of strangers, selfless loyalty, a purpose driven life, the damp muzzle of loving dog, natures splendor and the possibility of true love. All these threads come together in bold colors and powerful strands in Rochelle Carlton’s compelling novel “The Quilt: Unraveled” to render vividly life’s harsh realities in a story that is both personal and intimate. This multi-generation family saga is immense in scope (and intense); but the author finds balance by placing the majority of the action in New Zealand (such a refreshing change from typical book backdrops). By the end, I found I cared profoundly about the characters Ms. Carlton had created, and that is the essence of what a good story is all about. I’m now waiting on her next book!

Review by author Mark Fine The Zebra Affaire

The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled

LAST CHANCE TO BUY FOR .99

Today is the last day of our .99c download sale.  Escape with the Clarke family for this extra low price.

Description (Amazon)
“This should become a TV series or have its own movie. It’s that good in my opinion.” Review by Mr Butler.

Joanne Kyle watched the image of a naked man waving with one hand while struggling to keep a towel in place with the other. It would have been amusing had it not been her fiancé who was fading from sight in the rear-view mirror. A few hours later she sat on the filthy floor of an airport toilet. Joanne could hold a courtroom mesmerized when she spoke, she could turn heads as she walked through a crowd. Today she could not keep one part of her life together.

Paul is the first member of the Clarke family to feel stifled by life on iconic Twin Pines Station. He wants to break away from the farming tradition, and to do this, he must leave his self-absorbed girlfriend. But Leslie has no intention of letting the most eligible bachelor in the King Country go, and she will stop at nothing to get her own way.

Tragedy brings Joanne and Paul together. What happens will change their lives forever.

Follow the unforgettable story of the Clarke family, and share a romance that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

Jackie Parry said:- “The nearer I got to the end, the further away I wanted it to be.”

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The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled

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