Matters of the Heart
A classic love story about manners, men and modern romance retold by bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer
Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy, passionate about working the land, is determined to save the farm. Spirited and independent, she has little patience for her mother's focus on finding a suitable man...more
When the farm adjoining the Bennet land was purchased by the wealthy Charles Bingley, lives were set to change. The residents of ...more
“AS A BIG FAN OF JANE AUSTEN’S Pride and Prejudice AND ALL its retellings I’ve been thinking about this Australian version for many years.”
Fiona Palmer, Acknowledgements, Matters of the Heart
As a big fan of Jane Austen’s works, with my favourite novel of her famous collection being Pride and Prejudice, I was ecstatic to see one of Australia’s foremost rural romance novelists tackle a recreation of this beloved classic. Fiona Palmer has put her own u ...more
The story of Matters of the Heart doesn’t stray far from the original plot of ‘Pride and Prejudice, but it is effectively translated into a modern tale, expl ...more
Lizzy Bennet has taken over the running of the family farm, it has been a struggle b ...more
"But the image of his face remained with her and she couldn't figure out why it had disturbed her. ...more
Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer is a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in farmlands in rural Western Australia.
Lizzy Bennet’s family have owned and run Longbourn for decades, and they’re not about to let a few rough years of drought force them to sell up and leave the town.
Charles Bingley, his sister Caroline Bingley, and his best friend Will Darcy soon arrive to the area after Charles buys the expensive neighbouring property Netherfield. If you’re f ...more
A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice on an Australian farm - let me at it! Who needs McLeod's Daughter when you have Aussie Darcy?
Fitzwilliam Darcy was my first ever book boyfriend, before I even knew what BBFs were. For 30 years he has been my boo, and now I can love him just a little bit more.
Yes, we still get the story of love, family and friendship - with Instagram and Facebook thrown in for good measure.
We have all lour favo ...more
I absolutely loved this novel, it was witty and fun, full of family and friendship and rural life. It's been a long while since I picked up a book in the afternoon and refused to do a ...more
The Bennets will find a place in your heart. Lizzy, Jane, Mary, ...more
I remember enough that bits were familiar so I started out a little torn between trying to tie Matters of the Heart to Pride and Prejudice and getting lost in the story.
In the end I was totally lost in the story and fell in love with the WA Lizzie Bennet and Will Darcy.
A fabulous story Fiona.
Complete review here: https://miclovesbooks.home.blog/2 ...more
When the dashing Charles Bingley, looking to expand his farm holdings, buys the neighbouring property of Netherfield Park, Mrs Bennet and the entire district of Coodardy are atwitter with gossip and speculat ...more