EPUB Ä MOBI Outback Promise õ 9781460705667

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EPUB Ä MOBI Outback Promise õ 9781460705667 ✓ Tragedy Betrayal HopeAfter losing their only child Roslyn and Grady Balfour's lives are destroyed shattering their perfect marriage When Ros discovers Grady's infidelity it sets their love on a destructive downward spiral Grady hopes that three months together camping will rekinThey've lost Forced to battle the challenges of the other travelers along with the dangers of the harsh outback their only chance for survival lies in facing the secrets of the past Will Ros and Grady find a way to hold onto each other when everything else has fallen apart? 45 out of 5 starsReviewed by me as part of Rosie Amber's Book Review TeamI liked this book a lot Maggie Bolitho has the sort of innate gift for the written word that makes my editingcritiuing hat fall off unnoticed allowing me to just read and enjoy which is of course the best wayOutback Promise is about the marriage of Ros and Grady Six years after their four year old son Cadel was killed in a tragic accident their marriage has faltered and they decide to go on a three month trip across the Australian Outback to 'find each other' again This story was not one that immediately appealed to me as the subject matter of a family losing a child is possibly the last I'd want to read about I am childfree and like to read for escapism mostly but the Outback aspect appealed a great deal as it's something I'd love to doI was pleasantly surprised The first half of the book follows one of my favourite structures alternating chapters between past and present to show how the characters got to where they're at now I didn't find the bits about Cadel's death and Ros and Grady's subseuent pain to be something I had to wade through at all as I'd feared; Ms Bolitho's writing is clear and spare never wordy or contrived and it was actually very movingThe Outback trip starts approximately half way through and at first I feared that I was about to read pages and pages of emotional zig zagging but it picked up uickly with two notable highlights a ghastly couple called Nestor and Max who they met at one campsite I loved them a terrific piece of writing they were drawn so perfectly I could actually see them and an encounter with a couple of poachersI very much enjoyed reading about the trip; I would have liked to read description about the landscape and how they reacted to it but that's only personal preference; the book is about the marriage after all My favourite characters tended to be the secondary ones but they all 'worked' I didn't particularly warm to Grady and only a little to Ros who I found a trifle self absorbed though this isn't a criticism of the book; Ros is a woman with much 'baggage' and she began to understand herself better as the story came to a close There was one incident near the end that really spoke to me Grady had been out on a boat with friends she'd stayed behind because she suffered from seasickness Afterwards she was expecting him home and wanted to do the romantic dinner thing but he stayed in the pub having a rip roaring time with his friends He wanted her to join him but she said no because it didn't fit in with her idealistic image of how their evening would be I wanted to shout at her Go He wants you to be there think about what he wants and be spontaneous because Grady didn't want a 'romantic' meal he just wanted her to join him I was completely absorbed in the story all the time I was reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written contemporary relationship based drama I'll certainly read by this author

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Tragedy Betrayal HopeAfter losing their only child Roslyn and Grady Balfour's lives are destroyed shattering their perfect marriage When Ros discovers Grady's infidelity it sets their love on a destructive downward spiral Grady hopes that three months together camping will Ros and Grady's marriage has been in tatters since the day their gorgeous little son was taken from them in a hit and run car accident six years ago Attempting to get through each day was a challenge but somehow they had to find a way to move forwardWhen Grady suggested they go on a camping trip for three months Ros was very reluctant as it was the last thing she really desired to do Could this travelling journey around the Australian outback bring the couples love they once had for one another back or was it too late? A heart wrenching story of loss love and relationships which will take the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions Aussie author Maggie Bolitho has written a very entertaining book and the description of the outback throughout this book are simply breath taking I have no hesitation in highly recommending this book to anyone who loves a great readWith thanks to Netgalley and publishers for my copy to read and review

TEXT Outback Promise

Outback PromiseRekindle what was lost so long ago Attempting to repair their broken marriage Ros and Grady set out on a journey of self discovery and redemption deep into the Australian outback Packing resentment and bitterness along with them on their uest the couple struggles with what What this book is about In this book we follow Ros Rosalyn a 45 year old woman who is married to Grady Grady has asked his wife to join him on a 3 month adventure on the outback of Australia and she reluctantly agrees This journey is meant to heal past wounds that this couple has due to the death of their 4 year old son 6 years ago Since then nothing has been the same for them and their relationship is falling apart day by day Are they going to come back from the outback stronger or is their marriage doomed? This story was uite hard for me to follow Even though I liked it and I did think that it was well written and meticulously paced there was one big wall that stood before me while I tried to go through this book The story is narrated from Ros's point of view This allows us the readers to understand her thoughts and feelings through many different situations But also we get to experience a marriage from a wife's side A marriage where two people have experienced such an unthinkable loss that they have changed in an irreversible degreeThe death of their only child has broken two people that were so strong together and cannot realise how weak they are apart This book is about forgiveness and moving on two things that seem impossible in times like this but maybe they are not It was so interesting looking through the eyes of a middle aged woman and seeing her husband and how she chooses to respond to him How a woman can love her husband and support him take care of him and also accept him And that's the reason I had trouble following the story I am only 23 years old I cannot really understand how it is to be in a marriage or to have lost a child I felt like I caught a glimpse of a relationship but I could never get to the core of it and feel it for myself I couldn't experience almost anything of what Ros and Grady were feeling because it felt so far away But the fact that I did enjoy this story shows me that Maggie Bolitho did a very good job presenting and building her characters through hard unimaginable timesAnother part of the book that I found very entertaining and uite interesting was the trip part that Ros and Grady took They met some weird characters dangerous generous funny and sad people That's real life Everybody has their own story and their own burden to carry When you go on an adventure you are sure to meet some strange and unusual individuals that will stick with you for a long time giving you small life lessons and changing you bit by bit This is a well written book The author explores her characters mainly Ros in depth and doesn't rush her story to the end Instead she took the time to build the past and present of Ros and Grady and plot a journey with exciting but also dull moments Because a journey is not constantly an adventure and even small everyday life scenes came together and integrated nicely with the whole story This is an adult fiction book and it's still not my time to completely understand a story about a marriage but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys adult fiction and character development in a book I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewYou can find book reviews on my blog My Bookshelf Dialogues