the rules of backyard croquet
The Rules Of Backyard Croquet has it all. Romance, fashion, drama... Sunni Overend has artfully mastered Australian chick lit in this Gossip Girl meets Melbourne read.
Sunni Overend has written the perfect vacay read. It will transport you, and maybe even leave you a little jealous. Just as a good rom-com goes down well on occasion, so too does the work of Overend between those thrillers or heavier non-fiction books. So, if you're craving a little getaway, grab yourself a copy and set aside some time to devour it.
Apple March is a glorified sales representative at a high-end boutique. In short, it does her no real favours. Especially because the protagonist is sitting on a talent she's suppressed for years. It's not until after a few gentle pushes, chance encounters, and bright opportunities that she reignites her passion. The story follows March's metamorphosis. Without giving too much away, you can expect love interests, diamonds, and lawn-related parties.
If you like Zoe Foster-Blake's fiction (think: The Wrong Girl), you'll fall deep for Overend's work. The Dangers Of Truffle Hunting was Overend's debut, and TROBC is the second of a three-book deal with Harper Collins. After reading TDOTH a while back, I was hooked on Overend's style and reeling for more. I'm eagerly awaiting her next one already. Note: the two aren't related, so feel free to get swept away in whichever order you please.
I originally saw TDOTH floating around on the gram and knew I needed to read it. The well-known cliche disagrees, but I think you can judge this book by its very appealing cover. My materialistic gut instinct nabbed the first copy I saw of it and did not disappoint.
Read a nice little chunk of TROBC over at Harper Collins if for whatever reason you're still not sold on this one.