- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Published: November 22, 2017
Guest review by Helen Jackson
I don’t read a lot of romance fiction, so I’m not the best person to review it! I’m therefore grateful to Helen for reviewing Six Ways to Sunday, by Karly Lane. ~ Rebecca Bowyer
What it’s about
An exhilarating tale about a woman determined to stand up for her convictions at the risk of jeopardising her future with the man she loves.
When city naturopath Rilee Summers meets gorgeous farmer Dan Kincaid, sparks fly. A whirlwind romance follows, and the next thing Rilee knows she’s married and living on her husband’s family property in a small rural community.
Never one to shy from a challenge, Rilee is determined to win over her in-laws and the townsfolk of nearby Pallaburra, but her city ways and outspoken views only seem to alienate her further.
Opening her own naturopathy practice has always been her dream. Although Pallaburra isn’t Sydney, and despite the fact she’s not exactly inundated with new clients, she’s not ready to give up. Things get even worse for Rilee when she champions the issue of teen pregnancies in the deeply conservative town.
Worn down by the ill-will towards her and what she sees as Dan’s lack of support, Rilee flees the station to think about the future. Can her marriage survive – or is she destined to leave Dan and move back to the city?
What Helen thought
Six Ways to Sunday is light reading but an escapist novel which held my interest and would recommend for a light-hearted holiday read.
Rilee is a likeable character, although as the story went on I thought she was maybe too nice and was being somewhat walked all over due to not standing up for herself.
There is a sad story about a 15-year-old mother who Rilee wants to help out. She gets her back up and tells off an old school pharmacist who not only won’t give out the morning after pill, but gives a public telling off to women who ask for it.
Overall, it’s not something that will keep you awake at night or stir any thoughts about how the world should be run etc but its good escapism. I recommend reading by a pool in a nice relaxed mood.
The ending did get a bit annoying, as in how can EVERYTHING fall into place this quickly but that’s romance novels for you!
The narrative was quite engaging and I surprised myself by getting through it in a couple of days and have been semi looking for something else by this author!
Disclosure: I received a copy from the publisher for the purpose of review. This post contains affiliate links.
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