The Dangers of Truffle Hunting
Is life too short to play it safe?
Kit Gossard's life is neatly mapped out. A secure photographic job. A partner ready to commit. A wedding in the family viney ...more
I read many books set in wineries. The Yarra Valley and Melbourne are the main two locations in this book. The protagonist of this novel is Kit Grossard, thirty, a food photographer, about to get married to Scott Baldwin, an up and coming industrial designer. As a keen photographer myself, I enjoyed the bits about photography.
When at her parents' estate, she runs into the new employee, Raph. I take it he was handsome, under all that manline ...more
Set in the Yarra Valley and taking readers as far as Milan and the French provinces, the various settings provide a rich backdrop for what is an addictive, luxurious read.
Kit Gossard lives a seemingly charmed life, and yet as her wedding edges closer, she can't help but question if the path she's chosen is right for her. While ultimately a love story, I enjoyed following Kit on her journey of self exploration
Sunni has a beautiful and unique voice. I haven't read anything else quite like this. I loved the contrast of the down to earth sibling relationship with the stilted mother-daughter relationship, then the romance - swoon. The food. The photography. I felt like I was there, seeing it all, and that's a huge thing for me because I struggle to visualise things.
The Dangers of Truffle Hunting is the debut novel from Australian author Sunni Overend. Before you even read a word, you will fall in love with the gorgeous cover, and the words inside are just as beautiful.
Sunni Overend has delivered a sensual, seductive novel that will h ...more
THE DANGERS OF TRUFFLE HUNTING is a moreish treat. Sumptuous, seductive and darkly funny, it pulls you in from page one.
Food photographer Kit Gossard - creative, passionate, messy - is preparing to marry her industrial designer fiance Scott Baldwin - precise, focused, orderly - when a trip to her family's winery in the south eastern corner o ...more
I also loved the mother - daughter relationship as well as the main character's issues with marriage. This is an honest and empowering book! Total must read.
The Dangers of Truffle Hunting is a viciously indulgent read, best enjoyed with a glass of fine wine and a plate of good food. Sunni Overend’s book reminds us of how life is too short to make unwise choices. Sometimes it is worth taking the risk and throwing caution into the wind!
The Dangers of Truffle Hunting introduces lead protagonist Kit Gossard. Kit has a keen eye for photography and food. She melds these two passions into the one career as a food desig ...more
To put it simply: a contemporary take on chick-lit full of good food and wine that falls short of a decent story.
Kit Gossard seems to have it all. A successful freelance photographer with the offer to be permanent staff on the high end 'Hamper' food magazine, a stable relationship with up and coming industrial designer Scott Baldwin and her family owns successful vineyards in the Yarra and Barossa Valley. So why is it that when she meets the new vineyard worker Raph, her world is turned upside down? It's Raph that awakens her senses to new things even though there is no relationship, just being in ...more
It took me a little while to get comfortable with this book but before long I settled into this sparkling, hot and tangy tale, and nearing the end a sprinkling of spice is thrown into this nicely seasoned story.
An easy (and terrific) read for those times you need something light and frivolous.
*Book ‘o’ of the a-z author challenge 2018
Kit Gossard's pressure to conform comes from all areas of her life, work, family and romantic. She's a food photographer who works for an elegant, minimalist magazine, and hides her desire to take more decadent, elemental photos. Her mother always cr ...more
From reading others' reviews - a few people have said there is too much swearing & that the swearing gets too much aand overloaded throughout the book..... I however, feel that the swearing in this wonderful book was placed perfectly. Each 'fuck' was exactly where it needed to be. For me it made it easier for me to relate with the book in a way. I dont swear often, but ...more