Friday, 29 March 2013

Quail Fried Rice by Jill Carroll

Quail Fried Rice was a perfect story for a lazy day. It's gentle pace and quality storyline was very welcome.

Jill Carroll is an excellent storyteller. Her descriptions of food dishes were tangible, mouthwatering and seriously made me want a plateful. She talked about the land so vividly I could see it in front of me. Quail Fried Rice is a story of two people who fall in love and who are accepted as they are and welcomed by the townspeople. I thought it was fabulous and, I think, a bit of a moral message in itself.

I am ignorant when it comes to life in a desert town in America and, as an added bonus, this book provided me with an excellent insight into fauna and flora in that part of the world. I stopped several times to look up various names and enjoyed the learning curve.

It kept me reading all day and I will be looking out for more fiction by this author :)


  1. Thanks for the positive feedback! I am so happy that you liked it. It's my first novel, so I'm just finding my "sea legs" in all this. It means a lot to me that you like it.

  2. You are very welcome. Your book was really good and I look forward to your next novel with anticipation :)


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