Saturday, 28 November 2015

That Time of Year

The year has sped by and summer is almost here. Unfortunately, the fire season has already commenced with many fires across the state of Western Australia and in other parts of the country. Some lives and homes have been lost and there have been crop losses and property damage. At the beginning of the year, we were evacuated from our home because of out of control bush fires. We've been evacuated before but the fire came too close for comfort this time. I think it's taken me the remainder of the year to get over it. I haven't had the concentration to write much and now fire season begins again...
One can only prepare for these events. I know what to pack and where everything is but it is still a harrowing experience. Let's pray we don't have to go through it this summer.

My novel Grapevines and Gum Trees touches briefly on the Ash Wednesday fires in South Australia in 1983. A reminder that the threat of fire is a continuous one. Be safe everyone. 

Jeanette's 4-stars-plus book montage

An Offer He Can't Refuse
Emily's Affair
Rough Harbor
The Chosen One
Runaway Heart
Bared to You
Melodies of the Heart
Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades of Grey
Somewhere in Time
House Guest
A Cop, His Wife and Her Best Friend
Hero Of Her Heart
All In Time
Asking for Andre
Almost a Bride
The Fence My Father Built

Jeanette Hornby's favorite books »

Jeanette's bookshelf: diversity

In Love With Death
3 of 5 stars true
I liked the authors take on the Angel of Death and enjoyed learning about the individual characters. The story was interesting and I liked the way the author simplified the subject matter. With a little more editing and polishing, this ...
tagged: from-dec-2011-to-now and diversity
An Offer He Can't Refuse
4 of 5 stars true
A thoroughly enjoyable tale. I liked the characters and the situation they were in. A good read for romance lovers.
tagged: from-dec-2011-to-now, 4-stars, diversity, and favourites
All In Time
4 of 5 stars true
An interesting and enjoyable story. I would have liked the unique events to unravel slower and continue longer, but overall, the tale was quite engrossing. A good read.
tagged: from-dec-2011-to-now, 4-stars, and diversity
4 of 5 stars true
An intricately woven vampire tale that keeps you wanting more. The historical and scientific content was unique and engrossing. I particularly liked the way the author separated each character's story in the beginning and then tied the...
tagged: diversity, 4-stars, and from-dec-2011-to-now
House Guest
4 of 5 stars true
A short, creepy and enthralling story. The development of the main character and situation was strangely enjoyable. A good read.
tagged: from-dec-2011-to-now, 4-stars, and diversity