Matai Valley Magic Author:Mary Moore Matai Valley Magic — Fern Fraser had been hitchhiking when she was hurt in a crash, which led to the driver, Hamish Alexander, inviting her to stay at Matai Valley. — Mr. Alexander was nice, which was more than she could say for his nephew Brett, who described her as a "footloose and fancy free type, going round the country bludging rides instead ... more »of paying her way." But...« less
A classic Harlequin romance published in 1973. The story takes place in New Zealand and follows the romance between a "hippie" hitchhiker and a serious-minded farmer. However, our heroine is not really the free-thinking hippie the hero takes her for, and misunderstanding ensue, followed by the eventually happy ending. I enjoyed this author's writing style and characterization for most of the novel-the story gets a bit too soap-opera-y uneven about three-quarters of the way through, but overall I enjoyed the book.