What people are saying about Leonie, her debut album The Journey and her first novel Hope Valley
"Hi Leonie! I just finished reading "Hope Valley" this afternoon. Congratulations on writing such a well-constructed, enjoyable and engaging novel! I was intrigued by the characters from the very first page and really impressed with the way they all had genuinely unique personalities on the page. (Some writers' characters are all a bit the same!) It was lovely that the main character wasn't a cookie-cutter spring chicken, and that there was great encouragement for women of all ages and stages throughout. Lots of hope and positivity, but also an acknowledgment that there's hard work to be done to reach happiness and satisfaction. I cried buckets at various points in the plot... but hey, I'm a notorious weeper! I really liked the way your plot covered the stories of the different generations, without ever confusing me as a reader - the time-shifts worked really smoothly. Even though I'm not a country girl, I particularly enjoyed the details about rural/farm life; it all sounded authentic to me, and I'm sure it must be based on your own experience to have such a ring of truth about it. Once again, congratulations and thanks for such an enjoyable read. xo"
Great Singer, Songwriter, Author (new book Hope Valley) and most importantly, my Friend. WELL DONE Leonie.
A beautiful album that pulls at the heart strings.
You experience the full range of emotions when you listen to The Journey.
I absolutely love your album!!! Well done!!!
A few of my faves are 180780 (gets stuck in my head all the time), Angels Calling (made me cry - just so beautiful), Angel Rose and Superhero (so catchy!).
Your album certainly is aptly named, it really does tell a story about 'the journey' that is life. Really inspiring you are Leonie.
My iTunes must sync with Buster's phone because he was out mustering the other day and put his music on shuffle and said he was thinking 'who's this chick' when one of your songs came on. Nearly fell of his horse when he looked and saw your album cover & realised it was you!!!
Can't wait to get my mitts on a copy of your book also!