Reviews

'Love in the Age of Drought is a delightful fish-out-of-water story about the city-country culture clash overcome by the course of true love. Written with heart and humour, it's also a moving portrait of country Australia's capacity for survival and renewal amid a drought that won't be broken.' - Good Reading Magazine


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‘An excellent read.’ – Country Style

Love in the Age of Drought succeeds because it evokes a rural life with which so many of us are unfamiliar and the hardships, as well as benefits, it entails.’ – The Sun-Herald

‘Higgins’ insights into her rural existence – both exhilarating and melancholy – make for compelling reading.’ – The Courier-Mail

‘A beautiful book.’ – The Review

‘A story of a woman who fell in love, boots and all, with Australia.’ – The Canberra Times

‘Take one career woman from Sydney, add one salt-of-the-earth farmer and a little love and you have the recipe for a page-turner.’ – The Chronicle


Synopsis

When Sydney-sider Fiona Collins meets Stuart Higgins at a conference, she isn't looking for a relationship, let alone the upheaval of falling in love with an intelligent, eco-friendly cotton farmer from rural Queensland. But that's exactly what's on the cards...

When Stuart sends Fiona a pair of crusty old boots and a declaration of love 16 days into their fledgling relationship, it's the start of a love story that endures - in spite of distance, the strain of Stuart's cotton farm entering its fourth year of drought, and Fiona's issues with commitment...

Love in the Age of Drought is a delightful fish-out-of-water story about the city-country culture clash overcome by the course of true love. Written with heart and humour, it’s also a moving portrait of country Australia’s capacity for survival and renewal amid a drought that won’t be broken.

Extras

Fiona speaks with Richard Fidler on the Conversation Hour 
Take a look at life on the farm 
Book club notes

Love in the Age of Drought