Thuy On reviews 'The Voyagers' by Mardi McConnochie

Thuy On
Published in May 2011, no. 331

The Voyagers: A Love Story

by Mardi McConnochie

Viking, $29.95 pb, 268 pp, 9780670075966

Sometimes you can get away with judging a book by its cover. Even without knowing the sub-title, a cursory glance at Mardi McConnochie’s latest novel suggests high romance, with its picture of an elegantly coiffed woman kissing her paramour against a seascape backdrop. Indeed, The Voyagers unashamedly plays with the emotions, tugging at a heartstring and releasing it momentarily before pulling at another tautly strung chord.

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Published in May 2011, no. 331
Thuy On

Thuy On

Thuy On is a Melbourne-based reviewer, copywriter, and manuscript assessor. She has contributed freelance reviews to publications including Australian Book Review, The Age, The Australian, Bookseller & Publisher, and The Big Issue. She has been a bookworm since she first began reading and is now rediscovering the beauty of picture books with her three-year-old daughter.