Turtle Reef

Turtle Reef Unlucky in love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start Zoe is immediately

  • Title: Turtle Reef
  • Author: Jennifer Scoullar
  • ISBN: 9780143799719
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unlucky in love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start Zoe is immediately charmed by the region s beauty by its rivers and rainforests, and by its vast cane fields, sweeping from the foothills down to the rocky coral coast And also by its peopUnlucky in love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start Zoe is immediately charmed by the region s beauty by its rivers and rainforests, and by its vast cane fields, sweeping from the foothills down to the rocky coral coast And also by its people its farmers and fishermen, unhurried and down to earth, proud of their traditions.Her work at the Reef Centre provides all the passion she needs and Zoe finds a friend in Bridget, the centre s director The last thing she wants is to fall for her boss s boyfriend, cane king Quinn Cooper, so she refuses to acknowledge the attraction between them even to herself But things aren t quite adding up at the Reef Centre and when animals on the reef begin to sicken and die, Zoe s personal and professional worlds collide She faces a terrible choice Will protecting the reef mean betraying the man she loves

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    1. With having had too much to drink the night before Zoe King wakes up with a thumping head and not feeling too well at all. Only the one beneficial thing that comes out of the previous night was that she finally managed to end things with her loser boyfriend Hugo, but still she was unhappy with her life. Working at the university library was not her dream job and she truly didn't enjoy it. Having recently completed her honors degree in Zoology at Sydney University, Zoe hoped to be working for Par [...]

    2. 4.5★sWhen Zoe King received the telephone call telling her she had been accepted for the position of researcher in marine science at the Reef Centre in the little town of Kiawa on the coast of Queensland, she was delighted. Her life in Sydney had been rapidly going downhill for some time, and with the latest loser of a boyfriend finally out the door, she was happy to have a new start in her life.The Reef Centre was run by Bridget Macalister who was a lovely young woman; she was also engaged to [...]

    3. Turtle Reef is Jennifer Scoullar's fifth novel, and her fourth engaging contemporary regional romance.City girl Zoe King is thrilled when she lands her dream job at a marine park and research center in Kiawa, a small town in northern Queensland, looking forward to working with the Reef Center's impressively credentialed director, Bridget Macalister.Though the job proves more demanding than she expected, Zoe quickly learns to embrace its challenges, impressed by Bridget's dedication to the center [...]

    4. My View:Jennifer Scoullar has a gift; she is able to weave the most extraordinarily beautiful, inspiring stories about Australia’s natural environment, ecology, wild life and conservation into a modern romance. How unique! Ms Scoullar writes with verve and such radiant colours I could almost see myself underwater exploring the Great Barrier Reef, her images are so vivid and engaging:“Black fins cut the surface and a vast shadow passed underneath them…Manta Rays, five in all caught in a cou [...]

    5. I found this difficult to put down. The romance of the story was really very much an after thought, and while I personally feel it did not lend much to the story, it was still nice to read about, and made me smile. The overarching story-lines built up nicely, until one got dropped and forgotten about, but then the major storyline climaxed deliciously. I would have preferred a bit more detail and explanations in the resolution.

    6. For zoologist Zoe King, it’s her dream job. Working at a Reef Centre in Kiawa near Bundaberg in Queensland Zoe not only gets to rehabilitate animals and return them to their natural habitat but she will also get to conduct exciting research and maybe even help implement changes to protect the reef. Zoe is a passionate conservationist and at first, everything about her job seems perfect. Her boss Bridget is friendly and capable, welcoming Zoe and seemingly enthusiastic about the same things as [...]

    7. I fell in love with Jennifer Scoullar's writing after inhaling Currawong Creek in 2013 and Billabong Bend in 2014, she has a beautiful way with words and her love for the natural world sings.The beauty and diversity of the region, rainforest to reef, the sugar cane fields and hand-in-hand, the challenges of protecting our reef and marine animals from ignorance, age-old traditions, outdated and often dangerous farming practices. I'm passionate about reef protection so you might have guessed I was [...]

    8. This book is a delightful breath of warm tropical air with a dash of romance with a well researched view of what's happening out on our Great Barrier Reef. If follows the path of marine biologist Zoe King arrives at the marine centre to start her research but all is not as it seems. Of course there's complications, with the man she's falling in love with being strictly off limits and still believes in doing things the 'old way'. Her research starts to uncover some uncomfortable truths and someon [...]

    9. 4.5I've been on a real reading roll this weekend. 4 books, 4 winners. Turtle Reef, the latest from Jennifer Scoullar, was one of them.Vivid, suspenseful and lush in its setting, Turtle Reef is a book I have really been keen to read, and I was so not disappointed! Zoe is a fabulous heroine - brave, intelligent, honest, passionate. Quinn's a bit of a mystery man, but I think you'll all like him. How things develop between them.well, I am not going to kill any fairies here, but I really like how it [...]

    10. I loved this story. I usually read crime fiction, but I needed a break from all the murder. This fit the bill perfectly. It had enough of a mystery to satisfy the detective in me, but it was just a joy to read. Great characters, wonderful setting, brilliantly told story. Loved it.

    11. Good book, even though the heroine with the spare tyre and bad hair and the sexy hero who looked like Tom Hanks(?!) threw me at the start!Great research.Much more detailed review on its way

    12. Love her writing. All aussie through and through she captures the majesty of the surroundings that shes writing about and brings it to life for you even if you haven't been there.

    13. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men. Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start. Zoe is immediately charmed by the region's beauty – by its rivers and rainforests, and by its vast cane fields, sweeping from the foothills down to the rocky coral coast. And also by its people – its farmers and fishermen, un [...]

    14. Jennifer Scoullar’s Currawong Creek was the first Aussie rural romance I’ve ever read –it was sweet, it was heart-warming. It won me over and made me want to read lots more of the genre. Hence, my interest in Turtle Creek. Scoullar’s love for nature truly comes alive in these pages and is beautifully highlighted in this tale of romance.It was a bit of a tough first half to read. It was slow to engage and there were a few roll-the-eyes moments for me. I just couldn’t connect with Zoe wh [...]

    15. The spectacular Queensland coastal region is the backdrop of Jennifer Scoullar’s latest book, Turtle Reef. Scoullar’s fourth book is brimming with wonderful references to Australia’s rich marine life, from turtles, octopuses and dolphins to the Great Barrier Reef. It follows the story of Zoe King, who takes up a post as a researcher on a reef centre in a remote part off the coast of Queensland. With her background in marine biology, Zoe finds her work fulfilling and even has time for a lit [...]

    16. A lot of the books I've been reading lately have been easy reads so I've been getting through quite a few. Jennifer Scoullar's 'Turtle Reef' was another of these. I don't often enjoy stories that have so much detailed information in them they read like text books, but in this case, the information on the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life was fascinating, even though it read a bit like Marine Biology 101 couched in conversations. Who knew the fate of the female octopus after giving birth? We [...]

    17. This the second Jennifer Scoullar book have read. It is the story of Zoe King a zoologist who gets a job at Turtle Reef centre in Kiawa Queensland. She becomes friends with Bridget her boss and finds while working with her she is becoming attracted to Quinn Copper Bridget fiance. Zoe learns that things don't seem quite right at the center. She wants to do her research on the seagrass of turtle reef and also wondering why none the animals nurture back health are not returned to their natural habi [...]

    18. Turtle Reef is a love story, not just between people but of the land, sea and the environmental elements that make a place so special.Jennifer Scoullar has written a lovely diorama of a beautiful part of Queensland and filled it with interesting characters and an engaging plot. Her prose is well structured and the pace is just right for a love story. I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves their stories filled with panoramic views and plenty of sugar.

    19. A truly amazing story! Not only was Turtle Reef a great Australian Romance, it was a fabulous educational experience. Right from the very beginning, the characters were likeable and accessible.I really didn't want the story to end - I could quite happily have read another 10 or 20 chapters.Congratulations Jennifer on another amazing novel. Look forward to your next.

    20. This is the first novel by this author I have read. I did enjoy it but not as much as some others in same genre.

    21. A great book, I really enjoyed learning more about our reefs and ocean wildlife and the affect chemicals and people have in their distruction and hopefully their protection

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