Sunday 17 October 2021

✿ Birds Of A Feather ✿ Tricia Stringer ✿



 When three women are thrown together by unusual circumstances, ruffled feelings are just the beginning. A wise, sharply observed celebration of the life-changing power of female friendships. 

Eve has been a partner in a Wallaby Bay fishing fleet as long as she can remember. Now they want her to sell - but what would her life be without work? She lives alone, her role on the town committee has been spiked by malicious gossip and she is incapacitated after surgery. For the first time in her life she feels weak, vulnerable - old. 

When her troubled god-daughter Julia arrives at Wallaby Bay, she seems to offer Eve a reprieve from her own concerns. But there is no such thing as plain sailing. 

Eve has another house guest, the abrasive Lucy, who is helping her recuperate and does not look kindly on Julia's desire for Eve's attention.

 But Lucy, too, has demons to battle and as each woman struggles to overcome their loss of place in the world, they start to realise that there may be more that holds them together, than keeps them apart. 

But will these birds of feather truly be able to reinvent what family means? Or will the secrets and hurts of the past shatter their precarious hold on their new lives ... and each other? 


 Copy received from Harlequin Australia for an honest review 

This is my first Tricia Stringer read - how can I have missed her in my reading life before now? I like to read and support my Aussie authors as much as I can, but this author has slipped through the cracks.  But I am rectifying that now,

Birds Of A Feather really does live up to that old adage that birds of a feather flock together..

Eve, Julia and Lucy should not fit as well as they do, but they have more in common than each of them thinks.

I enjoyed the small town coastal vibe of this town.  I live in a small town myself, and understand the small town gossip, the cliques, and totally understand Eve's vibe to say eff it all to those she thought were her friends. Hermit life anyone?

I did find Lucy quite abrasive to begin with, but as she thaws throughout the story, so do my feelings about her.

And I can relate to Julia most of all of all these women.

What some may see as weaknesses in them, I see as their strengths, and I liked how they banded together, shared their problems, and each grew stronger for knowing the other women.

I did a mental fist pump as their stories all came to the close, as each of them achieved more for themselves than they ever thought the really wanted or needed.

Once I started reading this tale, I couldn't wait to turn the next page to find out what was going to happen these characters I came to adore.

Mental note: pay attention when your sister says "you should read this author!".

I do look forward to reading more of Tricia Stringer in the future.




Tricia Stringer is a bestselling and multiple award-winning author. Her books include The Family Inheritance, The Model Wife, Table for Eight, and the rural romances Queen of the Road, Right as Rain, Riverboat Point, Between the Vines, A Chance of Stormy Weather, Come Rain or Shine and Something in the Wine. She has also published a historical saga; Heart of the Country, Dust on the Horizon and Jewel in the North are set in the unforgiving landscape of nineteenth-century Flinders Ranges.

Tricia grew up on a farm in country South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities, as owner of a post office and bookshop, as a teacher and librarian, and now as a full-time writer. She lives in the beautiful Copper Coast region with her husband Daryl, travelling and exploring Australia's diverse communities and landscapes, and sharing her passion for the country and its people through her authentic stories and their vivid characters.

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