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SIMMERING SEASON by Jenn J McLeod published by Simon & Schuster :
4.08 out of 5 based on 36 reviews.

SIMMERING SEASON

by Jenn J McLeod

Back in Calingarry Crossing to sell the family pub, Maggie Lindeman has no idea a perfect storm is heading her way until her past and present collide with the unexpected. Maggie once had a crush on Dan Ireland, now a work-weary police crash investigator, still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth. Dan has ample reason for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should. Maggie is dealing with a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband, a dwindling bank account and a country pub that just won’t sell.

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Published 25th March 2014


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    Simmering Season heated up this winters chill

    What a Great read . Great story line, and once hooked I hung out for the next bit of “me time” to continue reading . I loved the way Jenn J McLeod wrote this novel as it really made me feel connected to the characters and the events that unfolded throughout. I would definitely recommend Simmering Season to others and have actually started passing it around to my Book Club Mums – and it has also prompted me read more from this author .

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    Thoroughly Enjoyed

    I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from the moment I picked it up it had me hooked. I thought it was a great story admittedly it was a bit slow to start but it got there in the end, a great novel about second chances in my opinion. After googling the author have just purchased House For All Seasons. So thanks so much MoMs for giving me the pleasure of reviewing this book. Have passed onto my Mum also, hope she and everyone else that does read Simmering Season enjoys it as much as me. :)

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    Loved it

    Very interesting book. I was lost though in the beginning but after a few chapters I was right on track. Would definately pass this on.

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    great book. i thought maggie was a great character, she stands up for what she thinks is right.
    this book has some sad parts and some twists and turns i didnt expect.
    the house guest certainly brings along some challenges and something else maggie wouldnt of expected.

    I really liked the spark maggie has with dan and how much fun they have together.

    great book i really enjoyed reading it ;) thanks so much :)

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    FINAL REVIEW FOR SIMMERING SEASON BY JENN J MCLEOD

    The plot keeps you on your toes the whole way through. With so many secrets popping up from chapter to chapter. Maggie enduring many up and downs with finding out about her son’s sexuality. The death of her father, the break up of her marriage and her new rekindled relationship with Dan.
    You will be on the edge of your seat, not been able to put the book down.
    Enjoy the late night reading you won’t be disappointed.

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    first review for Simmering season

    Half way through the book and I am really loving the country setting and characters. Having to return to the hotel was good for Maggie allowing her spend time reflecting and finding herself again. I am from a small country town and can relate to the busyness of the local hotel, and it being a great place for socialising…. can’t wait to finish this book!

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    REVIEW ON SIMMERING SEASON BY JENN J MCLEOD

    Approaching chapter 16 the plot finally thickens,
    Maggie has her hands full with trying to sell her fathers pub in her childhood town of Carlingarry Crossing which isn’t doing well at all, a teenage son who wants to go back to Sydney and a husband who is still in Sydney and she just realising her marriage may be in trouble and a father with dementia.
    Fiona has moved in with Maggie and Noah causing some rift between mother and son. I’m sure there is a lot more hiding in the past with Fiona’s mother, grandmother,
    Maggie and Dan which I’m hoping to find out with the school reunion coming up.
    Starting to get to the stage where I don’t want to put the book down (intriguing).

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    sounds awesome and looks great

    sounds awesome and looks great

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

    This is one of those books that just sucks you right in and you can’t put down. While reading this book I found myself laughing and crying along with the characters. The relationships and situations written about are believe able and a true reflection on how life really is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and high recommend it.

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    Magnificent read - Captivated from the start!

    After receiving this book I started reading immediately – and from the start was drawn in. Jenn writes with such honesty and this heart wrenching story could feel close at home to many. Her magnificent character portrayals tug at your heart strings and take you on an emotional roller coaster. I have not yet finished reading – but will be sure to post another review once I have completed this wonderful piece of Australian literature.

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    sounds awesome and looks great

    sounds awesome and looks great

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    Realistic characters and settings

    SIMMERING SEASON by Jenn J McLeod is a fabulous book. It is like reading about people you know, that’s how realistic the characters and settings are. Jenn J McLeod is a great author and I love reading her books. Her novels have a flavour that is uniquely Australian and she has a flare of making the reader feel as though they are there, part of the story.

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    Captivating

    I am a fan of Jenn McLeod books and Simmering Season was a great read. I love that its set in a small rural community and the characters are believable and intriguing. I found it hard to put down the book once I started and felt that as a reader I could relate / connect with the characters created in the novel. I think reading previous books of her make it easier to place the characters.

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    Great holiday read

    After reading the review’s this was on the to buy list,I have finished this book now and I really loved Jenn McLeods style of writing it was a great easy to read Australian story. This story sucked me and I could not get out. Thankful we were on holidays worth reading to laugh along with the characters. Great story line and I am looking forward to reading more

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

    This is one of those books that just sucks you right in and you can’t put down. While reading this book I found myself laughing and crying along with the characters. The relationships and situations written about are believe able and a true reflection on how life really is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and high recommend it.

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    Simmering Season

    I have finished this book now and I really loved Jenn McLeods style of writing it was a great easy to read Australian story. Would I read other novels by this author? Yes most certainly! A really great book to read while relaxing on holidays.

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    Simmering Season heated up this winters chill

    What a Great read . Great story line, and once hooked I hung out for the next bit of “me time” to continue reading . I loved the way Jenn J McLeod wrote this novel as it really made me feel connected to the characters and the events that unfolded throughout. I would definitely recommend Simmering Season to others and have actually started passing it around to my Book Club Mums – and it has also prompted me read more from this author .

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    Interesting, compelling read that I really enjoyed.

    Despite being a lover of reading, being a busy mum of 2 had meant it had been a long time since I read a book. Simmering Season captured my imagination and really allowed me to get hooked on the story and I found it hard to put down. Instead of watching TV once my girls were in bed I found myself reaching for Simmering Season. I was a heartwarming story with a nice think, intertwining plot and it has left me wanting to read more from Jenn J McLeod. I highly recommend this book.

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    Descriptive and Imaginative Writing :)

    Finally finished this book! enjoyed it more and more as i continued and found it too be an interesting break from studies. A story about the trials and tribulations of women’s lives and the events that occur which leave us in awe and confusion :) A book that many would be able to relate too. :)

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    Enjoyable read with some really likeable characters.

    Heart-warming tale that examines the complex relationships we all experience through the course of our lives, and the ups and downs of life in small country town. Throw in an impending storm (figuratively and literally), death, second chances, misplaced loyalty, a bit of romance and a few life lessons, and you have a solid and enjoyable read.

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    Simmering season lives up to its title

    This reads like a prime time soap opera the characters are fleshed well enough but without reading the previous book there seem to be a bit of history missing . Some characters seem to fit the setting well enough . Over all it was a decent read ,not the normal sort of book I would read but saying that I enjoyed it for that reason .i would recommend it to a friend ,it is already on its way for my daughter to read.

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    A sweet dramatic tale which is good for the ladies :)

    I received this book to review and found it had a bit of a slow start and a bit sporadic but once you get to know the first person character better the story gets more and more interesting, the drama that unfolds in a small town community and Maggie’s life are a ”cant put this book down” fashion accessory. I do enjoy a variety of genres and this one was good for girly time out in the bath or on the verandah for me :)

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    Thoroughly Enjoyed

    I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from the moment I picked it up it had me hooked. I thought it was a great story admittedly it was a bit slow to start but it got there in the end, a great novel about second chances in my opinion. After googling the author have just purchased House For All Seasons. So thanks so much MoMs for giving me the pleasure of reviewing this book. Have passed onto my Mum also, hope she and everyone else that does read Simmering Season enjoys it as much as me. :)

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    Enjoyable read.

    I enjoyed this book and would recomend it to anyone who would like a easy, interesting and relatable read. It was a bit slow at first but after the characters developed I found it thoroughly enjoyable

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    Took me three days to finish this wonderful book.

    Another wonderful book by Jenn J McLeod. Took me three days to finish, once I had started it was not easy to stop. Simmering Seasons feels very familiar and close to home. It’s a heartfelt and poweful story about lifes struggles, our ups and downs. It’s very easy to relate to and many of the familiar moments had me in tears quite a few times. I would highly recommend this book to my family and friends. It’s may not be as good as her previous book, but it’s still quite wonderful. Jenn is one brilliant Australian author and I can’t wait for the next book from her.

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