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.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/124678-the-quilt

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.

http://goo.gl/yrnj5L

The Quilt, Unravelled

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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.

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“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

ONLY FOUR HOURS TO ENTER!

Only four hours left to enter and have a chance of winning a copy of The Quilt, Unravelled!  To find out more or enter click on the link below.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/119395-the-quilt

I will reduce the price of The Quilt, Unravelled on kindle to just 0.99c!  This offer will start on the 13th (Pacific) and run for 5 days EST.  Look out for the special on the link below.  I will post confirmation when the offer is live.

http://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Unravelled-Rochelle-Carlton-ebook/dp/B00MCV1BO4

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The journey of The Quilt, Unravelled. A romantic saga set in New Zealand.

Enjoy a little bit of New Zealand and the life of the Clarke family.  Happy reading!  RC

The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!

Want to curl up and wrap yourself in the pages of The Quilt, Unravelled. Last chance to enter and be in to win one of two copies.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh…

Don’t forget this story will be offered at 0.99 on kindle (from the 13th of January until the 18th.)

http://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Unravelled-Rochelle-Carlton-ebook/dp/B00MCV1BO4

The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled

Enjoy the journey of the Clarke family. Experience their life and their hardship. The dilemma of Joanne Kyle as she is torn between career and love. The story of Twin Pines Station and the despair of wild Sandy as she fights every person’s worst fear.

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Spectacular South Island. New Zealand.

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ONLY TWO MORE DAYS!

Only two more days left to enter and have a chance of winning a copy of The Quilt, Unravelled.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/119395-the-quilt

If you have put it on your to read list, or would like to enjoy the journey of the Clarke family I will be running a special.  It will start on the 13th and go for five days.  A lot of book for just 0.99c!

Here is what Jackie Parry (Author of “Of Foreign Build, available on Amazon said.)

This is a family saga, deeply immersed with friendship, romance, life, love, tragedy, and so much more. It is captivating right from the start, and it doesn’t let you go.
The protagonists’ lives reflect real life; they effortlessly show how different corners are turned and the decisions that are made can lead us to unexpected places.
With dark secrets, heartbreak, calamities, laughter and tears, this book will carry you through each emotion as if you are there. The female bonding of extraordinary characters will have you smiling at the pages and wanting more. You’ll suffer with them too.
All this, coupled with simmering love and immeasurable bravery, means that you won’t be able to put this book down. It is a beautifully woven story with magnificent descriptions that provide a vivid journey. The meaningful characters, intertwined with such reality, stitched together with a few surprises along the way, made me look forward to picking this book up each night.
The ending had me in tears; tears of every emotion; it is written with such powerful prose – the nearer I got to the end, the further away I wanted it to be. I’ll be reading more from Rochelle Carlton.

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Greetings from rural New Zealand. The home of The Quilt, Unravelled.

Have a great weekend wherever you are.  RC

http://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Unravelled-Rochelle-Carlton-ebook/dp/B00MCV1BO4

The Quilt, Unravelled

The Quilt, Unravelled