Time to dial it back and stop showing off, only one square being checked off today (although I did have another square lined up so another double post was certainly achievable – just in case you mistook this modesty for slacking off).
Book set in the Australian outback:
At its heart, Sunshine is a love story. Not just between Art and Grace, but between friends, and for the Australian landscape, with its wide open spaces, unique wildlife and endless sunshine. It’s a story about uncovering the beauty, clearing away the rot and saying, “This is what we have. Now what are we going to do with it? How are we going to make this work for everyone?” Grace was such a perceptive character, I loved how she viewed Australia through her English gaze and saw it with such unwavering clarity. There are many deeply felt moments throughout Sunshine and they all seemed to orbit around Grace, as though she was the sun that had risen after the dark days of the war. She was a remarkable woman with an inner strength that set her apart. I loved how she made a decision each day to embrace life, despite her own inner demons. She took such pleasure in everything around her and above all acted with kindness and respect towards everyone she encountered; she’s the type of person that I strive to be.
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