The Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green | Review

Book sent for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


In 1978 the Northern Territory in Australia has begun to self-govern and telephones are not yet a common fixture. Life is hard and people are isolated, but these five women find a way to connect.

Sybil, the matriarch of Fairvale Station, misses her eldest son and is looking for a distraction.
Kate, Sybil’s daughter-in-law, is thousands of miles away from home and finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale.
Sallyanne, mother of three, dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town where she lives with her difficult husband.Rita, Sybil’s oldest friend, is living far away in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life.
Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship: they all love to read, and she forms a book club. As these five women bond over their love of books, they form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Warm-hearted, comforting and richly told, this is the perfect feel-good read for book lovers everywhere.

About The Author

Sophie Green is an author and publisher who lives in Sydney. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names. In her spare time she writes about country music on her blog, Jolene. She fell in love with the Northern Territory the first time she visited and subsequent visits inspired the story in The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club.

My Review – Buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}

Now when I was asked to review this book, I just had to say yes. I am an avid book lover as you all know – and I love a book about a book club, in fact I think there should be more of them! Knowing that this was about a book club from the title, I just had to say yes.

Set in Australia, the women’s lives become intertwined and they become firm friends despite the problems they face. Brought together by a love of reading, it shows how supportive friendships can be, even through the hard times they may go through. However the book club only formed a small part of the story, getting to know the five female characters and their lives and what they were going through is more of the plot than anything. It looks at their friendships, how they are there for each other whether they are far apart or close by and it explores some interesting themes that we will all also go through in our lifetime.

This is a book that makes you think – it definitely got me thinking about my friendships after I finished it. I would wholeheartedly recommend you pick this up, I am sure you will enjoy it just like I did.


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