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Five Star Book Reviews – The Zanzibar Moon


Five Star Book Reviews – The Zanzibar Moon

The Zanzibar Moon is receiving 5 Star Book Reviews and testimonials. This is what readers are saying:

The Zanzibar Moon by Donna Munro

“LOVED IT!!! The Zanzibar Moon takes you on a journey from the familiarity of the Gold Coast to an exotic world far away. You never know what lies ahead or what’s right in front of you! Congratulations Donna on a fabulous novel. Today I thought- today is the day I’m going to sit down and read I couple of chapters in the sun. I was up to chapter 13 and was beginning to think I’d never finish the book (too many interruptions). 21 chapters later and I’ve gone through a roller coaster of emotions today. I’ve laughed, cried, empathised, cried again – seriously Donna, I normally don’t cry that much!!! I was so invested in these characters. Congratulations on a fabulous book. I can’t wait to tell all my friends and family about the journey it took me on. Now I have to get back to reality and cook dinner. Again well done – I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!” – Paige Burrage (club secretary)

“Congratulations Donna Munro on Zanzibar Moon. A great read, I could imagine being in Zanzibar, the sites and aromas. It certainly tested the emotions, tears of sadness, smiles and wonder. Well done. Can’t wait for the next book.” – Leanne Gordon (school teacher)

“Just finished reading The Zanzibar Moon what a great story. Well done Donna Munro!” – Sandra Rogers (author, screenwriter and publisher)

“You actually have a lot of content in the book and the story line is an interesting “Chick Lit” and reminded me of Janet Evanovich series a lot. The mix of dialogue and locations made the book move and the way that the character travelled allowed you to explore lots of options for material. I could tell you had written it – it really came from your soul and your experiences/loves. There is a real mix of chick lit, travel, suspense and tear jerking.” – Angela Szpojda (owner of 360 Degree Wellness)

“I loved it. I really felt like I was walking the narrow lanes of Zanzibar and that I was taken on an African safari. It was a unique and beautifully written story. I haven’t read anything like it.” – Valerie Ibbotson (retired)

“I finished reading The Zanzibar Moon and absolutely loved it, Donna. I didn’t predict the ending either. It’s exotic, funny and full of adventure. It’s also inspired me to go to Zanzibar one day.” – Leesa Bennett (volunteer teacher abroad)

“I am really impressed by the book, you have really done your homework and if I did not l know any better I would have sworn that you have lived in Africa for a period of time.  You have captured life here so well with the chaos, the beauty, the nature, even down to the sometimes not so pleasant aromas (haha).   The story line is great and the characters are interesting.  I also like how you have put the relevant chapters in the first tense for Alkina and Dr Don.  It lets you get closer to the character I think.  I showed some of the Swahili to my colleague and as far as she could tell you were spot on.” – Kerry Zillner (UN worker in Africa)

 

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Review of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


Review of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

There’s so much hype about Liane Moriarty’s writing since the new mini-series starring Nicole Kidman, ‘Big Little Lies’. I decided one of her books is the first of my reviews.

This is a clever book, with lots of twist and turns but written in a style that makes it an easy read. I read it in two days and I couldn’t put it down (though work and things made that necessary). I love the characters real human flaws. It’s warts and all.

It starts with Cecilia’s (so-called) perfect family. A gorgeous husband and three daughters. She sells Tupperware. She’s involved in everything from P & C to welcoming committee. She’s a bit OCD but likeable. She finds a letter written by her husband to her ‘in case he dies’. Her dilemma is whether to open it and read it.

Other characters are portrayed with clarity. They’re all going through turmoil of some sort and are intertwined without even knowing it. Tess has discovered her husband is in love with her cousin and uses her mother’s broken ankle as an excuse to take her son Liam to Sydney to get away from the love birds.

Rachel is the mother of Janie. Janie was murdered in 1984 when she was 17. Rachel lives a half-life because of Janie’s death. She blames the school PE teacher Connor, who was the last to see Janie alive. When Rachel’s son and daughter in law tell her that they are moving to New York and taking her beloved grandson (the best thing in her life) life gets even more difficult.

Tess, enrols Liam (keep up I know there’s a lot of characters but everyone is necessary to the story) in the local school. She quickly meets Cecelia who talks a lot while Tess doesn’t. Connor (the PE teacher) was an old boyfriend of Tess’s and they begin a hot affair. She can’t figure out if it’s revenge or just really good sex.

I don’t want to give away too much but Moriarty has a way of pulling it all together and spitting out surprise, after surprise. It’s intelligent, honest, heart-warming, odd and bold. I loved it and can’t wait to read her other books.