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Meet Leigh Marsden with her New Book Crush

Meet Leigh Marsden with her New Book Crush

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  • Sat 17 Mar ’12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm


Timaru District Library, 56 Sophia Street, Timaru


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

In conjunction with NZ Book Month, come and meet Kiwi author, Leigh Marsden, in a lunch-time event at the Timaru Library.

About the new novel Crush:
It’s feast or famine for Philippa, who has returned from her OE to Glory Falls, the town she grew up in. She is being pursued by two men at once: Ben, a determined beekeeper who smells delectably of honey and seems to be Mr Nice Guy personified; and Andrew, who has a dangerous something about him that she just can’t resist. But Philippa can’t stop thinking about her crush, the boy she idolised as a girl and never got over, and who may also be returning home...

Sean and Gill, Philippa’s best friends and allies, help her as much as they can but are embroiled in even deeper troubles of their own. Someone is threatening Sean with serious harm, and Gill’s attempts to spice up her foundering marriage could well end up destroying it – and her.

Glory Falls gives the novel an international feel whereby Marsden departs from previously New Zealand, local settings. Set in a small town with a dark underbelly the three main characters and their stories are interwoven in a compelling novel, where love comes hand-in-hand with danger. Themes of loneliness, homosexuality in a small town, the pull of wanting a baby, infatuation and love all shine vividly in this accessible read.

Crush is Leigh Marsden’s most recent novel since her sizzling 2011 debut, Scarlet. Leigh was born in Taupo and attended the University of Auckland, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics followed by a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy. She currently lives with her husband and baby daughter in Geraldine, New Zealand.

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