Idea Of Perfection Author:Kate Grenville Douglas Cheeseman is a big-eared engineer who avoids his own reflection and has bored his wife into leaving him. Newly single, he?s the sort of man you?d never look at twice. Harley Savage is a large, raw-boned, abrasive woman who's been through three husbands and doesn?t want another. Neither character seems to be a prime subject for a burgeoni... more »ng romance.Both Douglas and Harley are carrying all kinds of unhappy baggage when they meet by chance in the little town of Karakarook, New South Wales, population 1,374, on opposing sides of a local issue that's got tempers flaring. Being in Karakarook is something of a voyage of discovery for both of them. Unlike Felicity Porcelline, a local woman dangerously haunted by the idea of perfection, Douglas and Harley come to understand that what appears to others as weakness is often the best kind of strength.« less
This is not what you'd call an exciting book, but it was well-written and heart-warming, with its unorthodox characters, and I really liked it. Leaves you feeling good, unlike many other modern books. What it reminded me of, a little, was the several books I have read by Neville Shute.