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Love the simile between tide and life. A gem of creative writing.
I loved this story, it made me go cuddle all my old veils. Very enjoyable.
I thoroughly enjoy reading ‘Turn Right At The Pink Shirt’, it made me want to go on holidays with the author. It was funny, it was interesting, easy and enjoyable to read. A perfect book for someone that wants to be able to read a bit then put it down……if you can 🙂 I loved it so much I brought a copy for my daughter too.
Whether you’re a fan of traveling or not, you will adore this joyful book. Turn Right at the Pinkshirt is a brilliant collection of stories from the very talented Alene Ivey. Her writing transports you to the wonderfully exotic places that she traveled and allows you to discover countless new experiences through her writing. This book is a MUST read.
This is a strong yet simple story of a mystery, adventure and romance on a small tropical island off the coast of Queensland. It sweeps along in a very believable modern setting but the real strength of the novel is in the wonderfully rich cast of characters who make up this new world Meagan chances into. Here are people to make you laugh, to engage you in their isolated world, but above all they are people to believe and to care about.
Paradise Landing is a damned good entertaining yarn told with Alene Ivey’s usual skill. Buy it and enjoy.
The title should tell you; this is not the conventional traveller reporting on the history of the places she’s been to, but a person with a sharp eye for the human realities of place and culture and a good sense of humour. Alene Ivey is a humanitarian who sees us all in whoever she goes and makes us believe that we too can travel widely – if we have a mind to. And she can write!
Turn Right at the Pink Shirt is no ordinary travel book. Alene grabs you by the hand and takes you with her on a fabulous journey to the far corners of earth. Alene has an amazing ability to get inside the hearts and minds of the people she meets and share her wonder, joy, amusement and sometimes shock at what she encounters in her adventures. I love this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading about other peoples, other cultures and other landscapes. In a word, it is enchanting.
I really enjoyed Paradise Landing. It’s not just a terrific crime story, it’s also a moving story about community, family, love and friendship. Alene has created a wonderful island setting, populated it with a cast of unique characters and thrown world-weary journalist Megan headfirst into it. Why don’t you join her? It’s a great read.
I loved this so much, left me with that I love life feeling. Well written and thought provoking
You should be very proud of all of your accomplishments, even if you don’t win awards (although that’s super cool) you are doing great just being able to get it out there.
Alene Ivey’s book Turn Right at the Pink Shirt is brimmed full of stories, travels and adventures. The journeys take you on a Kaleidoscope ride of how different human beings and their lives are in our big world. Alene has an empathetic, humorous approach in sharing her travel experiences she has so enjoyed. I recommend this as a great read to armchair travellers.
Alene congratulations on your Stringy Bark Highly Commended award, you must be very pleased. Good to hear your book is selling long may it continue for you.
Alene, this is just the type of story that’s perfect for a children’s picture book. Congrats. Lovely visual tale.