Monday, February 4, 2013

The Greenfield Legacy

~An Aussie Review~ 

About the Book:
Mattie was in love with Billy, but she was too young to wed. When Billy was conscripted to fight in Vietnam, they made a decision that affected their lives and their future. But so much pain resulted that Mattie never really healed. Every turn Mattie made affected her daughter and her granddaughter in ways she didn't even realise. But forty-six years later, is it time for things to be set right?

Navy is a young woman who has never known her family. But what could be a wonderful opportunity is met with jealousy and apprehension from her cousin Brooke and her aunt Connie, especially with handsome Aidan around. Each must look past their struggles and find forgiveness and trust and perhaps even love.

This absorbing family drama, set in South Australia's beautiful McLaren Vale wine region, is written by four of Australia's outstanding Christian fiction authors who have brought you best-selling and award-winning novels.

My thoughts...

I grabbed this book when it was launched, eager to see how these four amazing authors wove a story together. And though it was a really good premise for a story, I found it lacked something. The authors wrote and published this book in a very short amount of time. I have loads of respect for these authors, they are all gifted storytellers, but, I did wonder as I was reading, if they perhaps should have left the novel to settle for a while longer to produce an even better end result. Nonetheless it was a great read.

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About the Authors
Left to Right: Rose, Meredith, Paula, Amanda. 

Award winning Australian author, PAULA VINCE, loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She has a passion to provide inspiring stories that highlight her own beautiful country.

ROSE DEE was born in Ingham, North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her first novel. Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, decided to try her hand at writing two years ago. The result of that attempt is her first novel, 'Back to Resolution'. Her novels are inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women. 'Beyond Resolution', and ‘A New Resolution’ are the second and third books in the 'Resolution' series. Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle.

AMANDA DEED grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a Christian home, and found faith at an early age. She has followed her passion to serve the Lord through music and literature since her teen years. Now married, with three children, Amanda enjoys the variety of being a mother, finance administrator, musician and historical romance writer. Her debut novel, The Game, won the 2010 CALEB Prize for fiction, and Ellenvale Gold was a finalist for the same prize in 2012.

South Australian Author, MEREDITH RESCE, has been writing since 1991, and has had books in the Australian market since 1997. Following the Australian success of her “Heart of Green Valley” series, an English Publisher has taken the first three books in this series, and has released them to the British and American markets. ‘The Greenfield Legacy’ is her 15th novel published. Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. Meredith has also been co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, “Twin Rivers”. With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in the ministry since 1983. Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons. 



  1. The idea of four women working together to bring each character to life does sound like an interesting way to weave a story together. It's a shame that they didn't let it simmer a little longer.

  2. Now that is a feat in itself- that they were able to work together well enough to even get a novel out. That it didn't quite hit on on cylinders is too bad. Perhaps they will try again and spend more time on it.

  3. I've wondered about writing a book like this with another author. A favorite YA book of mine is Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Two authors each alternate POV from the two main characters. They do it so seamlessly that I was in awe.

  4. I love the idea of authors writing together. It does sound like something that should have been looked over longer, but I guess it's difficult to keep things on the backburner so to speak for TOO long or it might never get out there.


  5. Interesting story. I love to explore family conflicts.

  6. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for posting about it.


  7. Hi Michelle. Thanks for the review. Blessings, Amanda.

  8. Sounds like an intriguing story! And written by 4 authors, too!


  9. Thank you for reviewing, Michelle. It was such a fast paced experience, and probably because we worked so well together, it just all fell into place. Definitely taking your comments into consideration if we ever go there again. :) xo

  10. I haven't heard of this book yet, but it sounds interesting. Fascinating that four authors wrote it. That must have been quite a challenge.

  11. Thank you for the review! It's amazing that four authors could come together to write a novel.

  12. Informative review. Thanks, Michelle!

  13. I love four-part stories written by different authors! And the conflict in this story sounds really good. Thanks for the review, Michelle! :-)

  14. Sounds like an interesting book...especially with 4 authors!

  15. Thanks for the review. I can understand how difficult it would be for four authors to write one novel.

  16. I couldn't even image how 4 people could write a story together.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    I recall reading the blog of one of my favorite authors. She wrote about how she was postponing her next novel by a year because she wanted it to be the best it can be. I admire that, but I also understand the rush of deadlines. I can't imagine a group project like this, although I've heard of two authors collaborating.

  18. Sounds like a very interesting read!! Thanks for the honest review. :)


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