'Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy, passionate about working the land, is determined to save the farm. Spirited and independent, she has little patience for her mother's focus on finding a suitable man for each of her five daughters.

When the dashing Charles Bingley, looking to expand his farm holdings, buys the neighbouring property of Netherfield Park, Mrs Bennet and the entire district of Coodardy are atwitter with gossip and speculation. Will he attend the local dance and is he single? These questions are soon answered when he and Lizzy's sister Jane form an instant connection on the night. But it is Charlie's best friend, farming magnate Will Darcy, who leaves a lasting impression when he slights Lizzy, setting her against him.

Can Lizzy and Will put judgements and pride aside to each see the other for who they really are? Or in an age where appearance and social media rule, will prejudice prevail?'

I adored this book.

I am a huge fan of Fiona Palmer so I had high hopes for this book. Not only did it live up to my expectations, it well and truly passed them. This book drew me in from the first chapter and I was hooked until the last page.

Fiona Palmer's writing has a wonderful cinematic quality to it, that makes ever scene captivating and every character relatable and human. Her ability to create such amazing characters makes for a truly wonderful reading experience.

I loved that this book was a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling. It meant that I was able to get into the story straight away. Even though this was a retelling, having it set in modern day, outback Australia gave it a fresh and unique feel.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book. I cant wait to see what Fiona Palmer does next.

Matters Of The Heart by Fiona Palmer is a must read for all bookworms.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker