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Odds of saving marriage - slim. Farming expertise - patchy. Chances that it'll all be okay in the end - actually pretty good....

For those who love Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Alexander McCall Smith and novels with heart, soul, and a dose of commonsense.

I wasn't enjoying the afternoon of 23 February even before I learnt that my husband was having an affair.... 

The news of her husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to Jenny Reynolds, part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief, not anguish. What really hurts is her children's unhappiness at the break-up, and the growing realisation that, alone, she may lose the family farm.

This is the story of the year after Jenny's old life falls apart; of family and farming, pet lambs and geriatric dogs, choko-bearing tenants and Springsteen-esque neighbours. And of just perhaps a second chance at happiness.

PRAISE

"An emotional rollercoaster ride, with a fair serve of humour and wit." (Herald Sun)

"Funny, hopeful, and big-hearted, When It All Went to Custard is a story about family, farming, second chances, and finding your feet. Fans of Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella, and Cecelia Ahern are guaranteed to love it." (Better Reading)

"The special treat in store is the witty dialogue, and especially the way Hawkins captures the offbeat things kids say and do, and the insight into small-community, country life." (Stuff NZ)

©2019 Danielle Hawkins (P)2019 HarperAudio

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very kiwi romance

I've read this before but the narrator worked beautifully to bring the story to life. will pop onto my re-listen shelf.

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enjoyed reading about our rural Aotearoa NZ. satisfactory. very realistic and amusing portrayal of life with kids.

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A really easy listen. Took me straight back to the farm where I grew up.

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Nawww, just beautiful.

Such a great story with humour & love & farms & family. it is the whole package. Loved the narrative and the narrator. well worth it.

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The author has definitely improved and developed her witty style for romcom. Fantastic and engaging narrator.

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