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Novel set in Australia (Operation Wedding Dress)

15th September 2017

Chasing the Sun by Katy Colins, novel set in Australia

Georgia Green is once again on her travels, this time to be part of a hen party for her friend Michelle, with whom she bonded in Thailand. As she flies into Melbourne, having grappled with the vagaries of flying with a fat, fartsome neighbour, she bounds off her aircraft to be met by Michelle and her model cousin Cara.

Novel set in Australia

They pick up a battered four wheel drive and head out onto the Great Ocean Road, with Adelaide in their sights. A little partying along the way, some hen festivities, what’s not to like? Of course, things don’t go to plan, but they do get time to marvel at some of the things along the way (although they haven’t picked an auspicious time of year as it’s cold). They stop to admire the 12 Apostles, stone structures emerging from the sea (actually counting only 8 because there was a collapse in 2003). Also worth a stop proved to be one of the Big Things, a set of big sculptures dotted around the country. They then move on to the Grampians, get pounced upon by a larger than life fellow traveller and have an evening out in a teen bar. All in the company of bridezilla who is on the verge of a meltdown.

“Out from the cover of trees that rolled to the horizon like billowing sheets on a washing line, the sky was as piercing as denim blue jeans. Leaves the colours of an autumnal rainbow dances around us. Smells of perfumed plants floated up to greet us, and the faint cry of a kookaburra singing from the top of a nearby eucalyptus tree was just about audible”.

And so it continues, until they head back to Sydney, just in time for the wedding. They even go to great lengths to source potential wedding dress on their travels. And of course there is a bit of romance too….

Of course it is not plain sailing, it never is in the run up to a wedding, is it? Does everything come together? To find out you will have to buy the book!

A light, enjoyable read.

Tina for the TripFiction Team

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