BOOK CLUB: Home to Turtle Bay

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Author: Marion Lennox
ISBN: 978148925654
RRP: $29.99
Publication Date: 19 November 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Marion Lennox is an international bestselling romance author that I have not yet read. Home to Turtle Bay is her latest release and is a multi-generational romantic comedy set in an Australian farming community on the coast.

Dr Jennifer Kelly has reached the pinnacle of her career as a successful Manhattan obstetrician, complete with ambitious, blue–blooded fiancé. After a desolate childhood with a distant grandmother, life seems everything she’s ever wanted.

When a grandfather she’s never heard of leaves her a dairy farm on an isolated Australian island – plus one depressed dog, thirty geriatric cows and a bunch of ancient surfboards – she plans a quick trip to put the farm up for sale. Her aloof, socialite grandmother Muriel is appalled, yet insists on accompanying her.

Once there, Jenny finds herself caught, by cows, by turtles – and by Jack McLachlan, the overworked island doctor who desperately needs her help. Muriel’s caught too, with ghosts of her wartime past threatening to crack the shell she’s built with such dedication and care.

But isn’t Manhattan their home? How can two women give up the perfect world they’ve worked so hard for by taking a chance on…life?

Marion Lennox can be found on Facebook and her Website

Home to Turtle Bay is published by Harlequin and is available now through Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Harlequin 10 of our Beauty and Lace club members will be reading Home to Turtle Bay so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.

13 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Home to Turtle Bay

  1. Home to Turtle Bay by Marion Lennox.

    Thank you Harlequin and Beauty and Lace.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this delightful story of change and growth.
    I found myself falling in love with the environment and the people.
    This would be my dream life, Marion painted a wonderful,clear picture of how great life will be when this busy Doctor learns to relax and truly be a local.
    Could not put it down and was left feeling great. Thanks

    By Marion Lennox

    I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book. I started reading it on Boxing Day, as I planned to relax and read all day. I must admit, when we were introduced to the characters in the first chapter I was worried they were a little shallow and superficial. I thought this might be an indication of what the book would be like. I was wrong. By the time I had read a couple of chapters, I was hooked. I ended up having 2 glorious days on the couch reading a lovely book. The visual imagery was amazing. I felt that I went on a trip to Turtle Bay. I could just about taste the salt in the air! This was a beautiful story of love and loss, hurt and forgiveness. A wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  3. Home to Turtle Bay was my introduction to the author, Marion Lennox, and what an introduction!

    Home to Turtle Bay had a genuine depth to it and touched upon some tough topics such as conservation, PTSD and the effects it has on the family and friends as well as individuals, small town mindedness and gossip and the harm it can cause as well as ‘community spirit’ and the desperate need that rural and isolated areas have for those in the medical profession. All of this was tackled in a manner that didn’t come across as preachy – which is a tough call.
    You could really feel the main character’s inner turmoil and struggle between what she ‘should’ do and what she discovered that she really wanted to do.

    Thank you Beauty & Lace Bookclub and Harlequin for allowing me to read and review this book and for introducing me to another wonderful author.

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