Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Description - When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins

Odds of saving marriage - slim. Farming expertise - patchy. Chances that it'll all be okay in the end - actually pretty good ...

For those who love Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Alexander McCall Smith and novels with heart, soul and a dose of commonsense.

I wasn't enjoying the afternoon of 23 February even before I learnt that my husband was having an affair ...

The news of her husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to Jenny Reynolds, part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief, not anguish. What really hurts is her children's unhappiness at the break-up, and the growing realisation that, alone, she may lose the family farm.

This is the story of the year after Jenny's old life falls apart; of family and farming, pet lambs and geriatric dogs, choko-bearing tenants and Springsteen-esque neighbours. And of just perhaps a second chance at happiness.


'An emotional rollercoaster ride, with a fair serve of humour and wit' Herald Sun

'Funny, hopeful and big-hearted, When It All Went to Custard is a story about family, farming, second chances, and finding your feet. Fans of Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Cecelia Ahern are guaranteed to love it' Better Reading

'The special treat in store is the witty dialogue, and especially the way Hawkins captures the offbeat things kids say and do, and the insight into small-community, country life' Stuff NZ


'Author Danielle Hawkins ... has a talent for witty and convincing dialogue and this, in particular, gives The Pretty Delicious Cafe verve and humour. She's also a skilled sculptor of characters' Otago Daily Times

'Danielle Hawkins' quirky humour and easy style make [The Pretty Delicious Cafe] a great summer read' Dominion Post

'Utterly delectable with a twist of spice and a touch of zest!' Nicola Moriarty

Buy When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781775541417
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: New Zealand

Other Editions - When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins

Book Reviews - When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about When It All Went to Custard book by Danielle Hawkins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By Danielle Hawkins

Dinner at Rose's by Danielle Hawkins
Paperback / softback, April 2013
$16.99 $19.99
Pretty Delicious Cafe by Danielle Hawkins
Paperback / softback, August 2017
$16.99 $19.99
Chocolate Cake for Breakfast by Danielle Hawkins
Paperback / softback, December 2014
$16.99 $19.99
Scandalous by Danielle Hawkins
Paperback / softback, March 2017
$38.44 $42.71