Matters of the Heart
In this modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Fiona Palmer replaces the manor houses and gentry of England with sheep stations and wealthy landowners of the Australian outback. In Matters of the Heart, Palmer brings to life a whole new family of Bennetts struggling to keep their heads above water in these tough economic times. The Bennetts’ sisterly rivalry and their opposing attitudes towards marriage keep this tale moving at a pace akin to a trail bike speeding down a gravel track. Palmer cleverly reimagines this classic tale, reminding us that the road to true love is never straightforward. Forget the crinoline and bonnets, ladies, pull on your cowgirl boots and jump on the back of the ute for a love story that will tug on your heart. A great winter weekend read.