‘Gerry’s Summer’ – a review

Sydney’s best summer days are long and lazy. Mindnumbingly brilliant sunrises morph into a warm haze that’s only interrupted by the glittering harbour. Sandy swims and forever memories. And when the sun calls it a day – magpies carol and cicadas sing. And, a cold, gold thirst quencher never tasted better. These are the days of Gerry’s Summer – a new novel by Ian MacTavish.

Gerry's Summer This Magnificent Life

The author showcases these days that only Sydneysiders and lucky travellers are blessed to know. It’s Sydney at her postcard-perfect best.

Gerry's Summer This Magnificent Life

Sydney is, in fact, as much of a character in this tale as the small but determined hero on a small but important quest. There are villains and a good dose of ‘only in Sydney’ politics and skullduggery along the way. The magnificent Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as always make a great support act.

Gerry's Summer This Magnificent Life
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Much of the story centres on the harbour described by novelist Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) as “…one of the finest, most beautiful, vast and safe bays the sun had ever shone upon.”

Gerry’s Summer takes you inside the Harbour City’s secrets. Into the boardrooms and historic pubs, fabled restaurants and precious foreshore parks, the islands and the waterways. Altogether with the unique flora and fauna, Sydney shines.

Gerry's Summer This Magnificent Life

The hero’s adventure takes him far from home – but still so near. As much as there is corruption, there are no shoot-em-ups or explosions. Instead, Gerry’s Summer is a delightful combo of nature finding its own way, unlikely friendships and more than a little magic.

When a million things could go wrong instead there’s a daring harbour rescue, an Opera House under threat and a little girl who needs a miracle.

Could the secret be in Gerry’s song? Will love, friendship and serendipity triumph?

Gerry’s Summer is now available through Amazon Books on Kindle or in paperback. Also available at all good online booksellers.

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Liz Bond

Liz Bond comes from a PR background and loves fine wine, great food and rewarding travel - all the magnificent things in life. She prides herself in meeting famous celebrities at baggage carousels.

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