Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher is a story of rural romance and a journey of self-discovery,
told with a touch of humour.
Stevie–Jean Harrison has fallen into her job, she is a wedding photographer. Stevie is quite good at
it and is in demand throughout rural Queensland.
At 31 years of age she feels she has been left behind. All her friends are getting married!
Her own mother has asked her for advice on how to set up a profile on eHarmony. Her ex- boyfriend and his fiancé have booked her to be their wedding photographer. Her flat mate and best friend is considering moving in with her boyfriend.
Johnno West has returned to Australia, as the only son he is expected to take over the family farm even though his sister would most likely do a better job. Johnno is Stevie’s ex-boyfriend’s best friend.
Stevie hasn’t seen Johnno for years and now here he is popping up as best man at all the weddings she is photographing. Stevie is reminded of a sort of vow they made when they were 19 years old. If they had not married at the age of 32, they would marry each other!
She is not sure if it was a real pact or a joke, after all it was so long ago!
Johnno and Stevie both date other people. Charlie Jones, handsome and secretive, is a romance Stevie would rather forget. Stevie can be quite frustrating at times as she navigates her feelings for Johnno.
Adding to the humour in the story are the two social media sites. Mabel the admin for @BushTelegraphMabel, is present at all the events, and keeps the country community informed of
all the gossip. Stevie has her own social media Instagram post by @StevieJeanLoveStories keeping
the community up to date with the weddings.
Although Stevie lives in Brisbane the weddings are in rural areas, capturing the essence of community and family.
It is an easy book to read, with Stevie’s roller coaster life keeping you engaged. Sometimes it is quite funny and at other times it is sad. This book is a great read as we follow Stevie and Johnno’s journey
of self-discovery and romance.
Copy courtesy of Penguin Random House
A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club Members are reading Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.
I love to read, any book on any topic. I now love ebooks as they are easier to store, I was running out of bookshelves! My other interests are family, gardening and our beautiful King Charles spaniel dog who is my reading companion.