Thursday, June 10, 2010

My First Review for Kwaito Love


Miriam Drori won a copy of my latest book, Kwaito Love. When she put her name into the draw she admitted she was not a fan of romance but perhaps Kwaito Love made her change her mind a bit. She's written about the book here. Here's an excerpt:

With all the extra time, I sat in my garden and relaxed with this sweet story that’s completely removed from anything I know. It’s set in South Africa, and describes a world where traditional food includes vetkoek or makwinya – depending on the language being spoken, where women of twenty-four are too young to marry, where family ties are very strong and where the worst problems are caused by misunderstandings.

No doubt the last item in my list is not always true of this place, but in the world described in this story, that’s all there is. And that’s what drew me to this beautiful, well-written story: its ability to distract my mind from all my worries and transport me to a world where the love between two people is the only thing that really matters.


Thanks Miriam!

8 comments:

SueG said...

How lovely! Congrats.

Lauri said...

Thanks Sue!

Maxine said...

Great review. Wish I'd won the book. Can you point me to where I can best order online ('best' being that you get the most decent cut!).

Miriam Drori said...

You're welcome, Lauri! And yes, perhaps next time I need a temporary escape, I'll look for another romance.

Lauri said...

I was just telling my husband that I have 10 published books now and no one can buy them- FRUSTRATING.

Maxine- Kwaito Love is only sold through a romance books club. You can try this email: romancebooks@truelove.co.za. On the promotional materials it says the club is only available to people in South Africa and Namibia. :(

Mirim- Have I converted you to romance? I never thought I would like writing romance but I do. It's a lot like mystery in that you must really control your plot. Now I've had a bit of success, I'm going to try a mystery/romance for a big international publisher. I also have another one coming out with Sapphire in August, it's called He Can't Be The One.

Helen Ginger said...

A very nice review, Lauri. Congratulations. It sounds like a lovely book.

Straight From Hel

GutsyWriter said...

Lauri, I read your comment about wanting to try mystery/romance and am in awe of writers who can switch around. Sorry, but I do not get why you cannot sell your books?

Myne Whitman said...

This sounds right up my alley. I wish it were more available, I would get a copy.