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Where the Rainbow Fell Down - a New Zealand Memoir

Monday 4th March 2013 – For immediate release

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Where the Rainbow Fell Down - a New Zealand Memoir

“The narrative of this sometimes shocking memoir shows an embracing understanding of the frailty of human existence and the loves and losses we all share.” ~ The General Consensus

“This gripping memoir set in mid-century New Zealand is inspirational and deeply thought provoking.” ~ The Daily Post

Set in mid-century New Zealand, Robinson takes the reader on a spellbinding journey back to post-war New Zealand and beyond. She then brings us forward as she shares our nation’s triumphs and tragedies – alongside her own personal ones.

Robinson was tormented by the four deadly fears she inherited from her mother – God, the Devil, her Father and the Catholic Church. Although a feisty child with a dazzling measure of determination, this did not save her from coercion into marriage to an older man when she was a teenager. Years of marital unhappiness follow.

The second half of the memoir tells the story of the Catholic priest Robinson fell in love with. Easily coerced into the priesthood at a young age, the expectation to put catholic dogma ahead of human needs is an ongoing struggle for him. He then meets Robinson and his love for her sets him on a collision course with the church.

Where the Rainbow Fell Down is a powerful memoir that will have you both laughing and crying. With a refreshing absence of the self-pity genre, it is a riveting and inspiring read.

Title: Where the Rainbow Fell Down

Author: Lynette Robinson

Published: BJ & LM Coker Family Trust

ISBN: 978-0-473-23338-9


Prices: Paperback: NZ$29.95 from www.WhereTheRainbowFellDown.co.nz
Kindle: US$7.99 from Amazon.com
Kobo: US$7.99 from Kobo.com

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