Friday, September 9, 2016

Book review: Ripples on a Pond by Joy Dettman

Today I am doing a book review on the book -  Ripples on a Pond by author Joy Dettman. This is the 5th novel in the Woody Creek series and portrays Australian life.

The book is about the characters of Woody Creek and the adventures of the past and present, that have you wandering what will happen next. At the start, the book takes you back in time and relives the lives of the characters so that you know the history and then seamlessly goes forward into the story.

I really enjoyed reading this book, as it is written in a way that is easy to follow the story and the adventures that it goes through, are so real.

Synopsis:  Woody Creek is preparing for its centenary celebrations - bur for many of its townspeople it's just another reminder of the old days, before so-called progress roared through the town, altering everything in its wake.
Not for Georgie though. As the clock ticks over to 1970's, she's determined that the new decade will be the one that sees her finally break free.
For Cara, Woody Creek will forever be tied to a devastating mistake that cannot be undone. She's vowed never to set foot in the place again.
Meanwhile, Jenny's estranged son, Jim, has inherited an estate in the United Kingdom and is trying to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.
As Woody Creek draws Joy Dettman's much loved cast of characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem certain to explode in the most shocking of showdowns......

I love that the book is based on events in Australia and interwines so well with the events that happened decades ago and are challenging the characters in the story as they encounter love,  jealousy and deception. The book keeps the reader encapulated in the story - that you won't want to put it down, until you have read the whole book!

Have you read any of Joy Dettman's books?

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