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Dinner at Rose's / Danielle Hawkins.

By: Hawkins, Danielle.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012Description: 411 p. ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742379395 (pbk); 1742379397 (pbk).Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Country life -- Fiction | Physical therapists -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Aunts -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | General fiction. | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | New Zealand fiction.DDC classification: HAW
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In the wake of an unfortunate best-friend-and-boyfriend-caught-having-sex-in-a-chair incident, Jo Donnelly flees her civilised city life to take up a temporary job at the physiotherapy clinic in her small home town. Jo is ineptly assisted at work by a receptionist who divides her time between nail care and surfing the internet. Meanwhile, her new flatmate is a joyless couch potato who hogs the TV and is vigilant in her quest to prevent excessive electricity consumption. Life would seem a bit grim if not for Jo's eccentric honorary Aunty Rose, who lives up the valley with her pet piglet, four dogs and two sheep. Rose was a wise and infinitely patient friend to both Jo and her bona fide nephew, Matthew, while they were growing up. And when she is hit by illness Jo moves in to look after her, while Matt helps out as much as his farming duties allow. But illness aside, it's not long before the mischievous Rose is playing cupid...
Summary: In the wake of an unfortunate best-friend-and-boyfriend-caught-having-sex-in-a-chair incident, Jo Donnelly flees her civilised city life to take up a temporary job at the physiotherapy clinic in her small home town. Jo is ineptly assisted at work by a receptionist who divides her time between nail care and surfing the internet. Meanwhile, her new flatmate is a joyless couch potato who hogs the TV and is vigilant in her quest to prevent excessive electricity consumption. Life would seem a bit grim if not for Jo's eccentric honorary Aunty Rose, who lives up the valley with her pet piglet, four dogs and two sheep. Rose was a wise and infinitely patient friend to both Jo and her bona fide nephew, Matthew, while they were growing up. And when she is hit by illness Jo moves in to look after her, while Matt helps out as much as his farming duties allow. But illness aside, it's not long before the mischievous Rose is playing cupid.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A beautifully written, funny, intelligent and heartwarming novel about a young woman who leaves the city for her home town where she falls in love with a wonderful man - and does much more besides.

"A funny, insightful novel of friendship and love"--Cover.

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In the wake of an unfortunate best-friend-and-boyfriend-caught-having-sex-in-a-chair incident, Jo Donnelly flees her civilised city life to take up a temporary job at the physiotherapy clinic in her small home town. Jo is ineptly assisted at work by a receptionist who divides her time between nail care and surfing the internet. Meanwhile, her new flatmate is a joyless couch potato who hogs the TV and is vigilant in her quest to prevent excessive electricity consumption. Life would seem a bit grim if not for Jo's eccentric honorary Aunty Rose, who lives up the valley with her pet piglet, four dogs and two sheep. Rose was a wise and infinitely patient friend to both Jo and her bona fide nephew, Matthew, while they were growing up. And when she is hit by illness Jo moves in to look after her, while Matt helps out as much as his farming duties allow. But illness aside, it's not long before the mischievous Rose is playing cupid...

In the wake of an unfortunate best-friend-and-boyfriend-caught-having-sex-in-a-chair incident, Jo Donnelly flees her civilised city life to take up a temporary job at the physiotherapy clinic in her small home town. Jo is ineptly assisted at work by a receptionist who divides her time between nail care and surfing the internet. Meanwhile, her new flatmate is a joyless couch potato who hogs the TV and is vigilant in her quest to prevent excessive electricity consumption. Life would seem a bit grim if not for Jo's eccentric honorary Aunty Rose, who lives up the valley with her pet piglet, four dogs and two sheep. Rose was a wise and infinitely patient friend to both Jo and her bona fide nephew, Matthew, while they were growing up. And when she is hit by illness Jo moves in to look after her, while Matt helps out as much as his farming duties allow. But illness aside, it's not long before the mischievous Rose is playing cupid.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Hawkins's charming debut, rural women's fiction meets wisecracking sweet romance. Josephine Donnelly returns to Waimanu, New Zealand, after a demoralizing break-up. She agrees to help out her friend Cheryl by taking over her physiotherapy practice while Cheryl is on maternity leave. There are two other people in Waimanu who mean the world to Jo: her honorary Aunt Rose and Rose's nephew, Matthew King. Jo has silently loved Matthew since their school days, but he always had other interests. Now Aunt Rose is fighting breast cancer and together, and Matt and Jo try to make her life bearable while fearing for the future. Aunt Rose, though ill, has sly plans to get Jo and Matt to realize a few important facts about themselves, such as how well they'd suit each other. Hawkins uses snappy dialogue and tender family moments to flesh out this satisfying story of true friendship and a love that was meant to be. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.