Wellington writer and reviewer Maggie Rainey-Smith has written a lovely review, published on Beattie’s Book Blog this week, of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt. Here are some snippets from the review to whet your appetite.
This is a debut novel from a very fine writer…I believed in Lena. I still do, and she lingers with me…Farr has a gift for creating very potent images [and] in these scenes, the writing excels…Farr made me believe. Isn’t that what good fiction is supposed to do?