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1 September 2015

The Simple Home

I'm pleased and proud to show you a sneak peak of my new book (my last). I don't have too much to tell you yet. It's still in the production stage, it will go to print soon and will be available in March 2016.

After I look at the final product, I'll give you a list of chapters but basically it's a very practical book which details projects month-by-month throughout the year. In the food chapters there are recipes and a step-by-step guide to bread and cheese making. But there are also chapters on cleaning, slowing down, thrift, gardening in containers, mending and sewing.  I'll let you know when I have more information.  :- )





67 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cover!! Congratulations Rhonda - I can't wait to read it :-)

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  2. And again! It looks like a very lovely book to read and learn from Rhonda! Is it going to be same as your first book? Hardcover, I mean? I would love to buy me a copy of this book, jus like I did with your first and let it be shipped to The Netherlands!

    Love from Holland

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  3. Oh wow! Congrats! That's a really great accomplishment. Looking forward to the book!

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  4. Oh. Wow. Hurry up printers. Be finished already!

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  5. The book looks very inviting. I love the cover !! I have your other books on e-reader, which is good, because I live in The Netherlands. They are very easy to download after buying. I hope this one will come in an e-book version too ?
    Have a great day.

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  6. How exciting! Can`t wait to see that book coming out. Count me in for buying an addition.

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  7. Your new book looks lovely Rhonda. Looking forward to reading it next March (or whenever it is available in North America).

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  8. Your book sounds like it'll be a great read as well as a great resource. I love the cover, simple but eye-catching......do you have a say in what design the cover will be, or does your publisher decide all that?

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    1. We wanted it to be a good sister book for Down to Earth and the cover had to reflect that, so the tone for the cover was set with the previous cover. The design is Penguin's baby and I either approve or disapprove it. I've always been very happy with the design work done on my books and I love this design.

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  9. Congratulations Rhonda, I love your books & look forward to reading this one soon, I can't wait to add it to my Rhonda Hetzel book collection :)

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    1. Ha, Sugarpie. It'll be a small collection. Penguin want me to keep writing but this will be my last book.

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  10. Great cover, I'm looking forward to it's release (I've almost read the print off down to earth!!!) haha, keep us updated. I was very sorry to hear of Hettie's passing, she was a part of your family for so long, you will miss her, thinking of you all, Deb

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  11. Good Morning Rhonda ... So very exciting for you ...and us :D I cannot wait until we can read your book.
    Im so sorry to read about Hettie ...our pets are a big part of our family and its sad when they leave us. RIP Hettie.
    Cheers Julie

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  12. The cover looks gorgeous Rhonda.
    I have to ask though, Are you OK Rhonda? I've felt a different tone in your posts over the last couple of weeks. I realise that you have just lost Hettie, but I feel it's more than just that. Is Hanno well?
    Sorry if this appears nosey, that isn't my intention.
    cheers Kate

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    1. Everything is fine here, Kate. I've had my sister here for the past 2 ½ weeks. Nothing else has changed. :- )

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    2. I'm pleased to hear that Rhonda. :)

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  13. Rhonda, I can't wait for this new book. I have read your first book cover to cover a few times and always glean something new that inspires or makes me ponder for days over new directions and whether they will suit us - always conscious that we're individuals and must create lasting changes by holding close the ideas that 'speak' to us and steadily bring them into our day/life. Thank you, and congratulations!

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  14. Your book looks wonderful! I am looking forward to getting my copy!

    Speaking of slowing down, while researching for an assignment I came across an interesting academic, Samuel Alexander who is Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at University of Melbourne. In the face of all that is happening around us, but especially climate change and the need to de-carbonise, he advocates embracing a simpler way. I first ground him via The Conversation. (https://theconversation.com/the-green-tech-future-is-a-flawed-vision-of-sustainability-46681)

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    1. Samuel is a member of the forum, Sharon. The work he does at the Institute is excellent.

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    2. Thanks. I am still making my way through the back catalog of your blog posts and the Forum continues to be a total mystery to me :(

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  15. What a beautiful design on the jacket! Very thrilling for you, Rhonda.

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  16. Rhonda this is very exciting news! By the way, my council has asked for suggestions on talks for 2016 focusing on sustainable living. I have boldly asked if there is any chance they may be able to invite you over, seeing as ther has been a lot of interest here on decluttering, preserving and the like. I hope this is okay? I do remember you writing that you may be able to head down to Melbourne when your book comes out...

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    1. I'll be in Melbourne as part of the book tour, Mrs Meagre. We'll have to see what your council comes up with.

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    2. That's wonderful news Rhonda, I was sorry that we were unable to catch up when your last trip to Melbourne was cancelled. However the offer remains if you would like to visit Heronswood at Dromana - I would love to shout you a cuppa after a stroll around the grounds and a visit to the nursery shop! Will be keeping my eyes peeled for details of your book tour - at the very least would love the opportunity to meet you in person. Kaz.

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  17. I can't wait to get it. Loved your other books

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  18. It looks great Rhonda.....congratulations.....Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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  19. Oooh...I'll be saving some of my Xmas money to be able to buy a copy!

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  20. It looks lovely. Can't wait to get my copy!

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  21. What a proud moment! Congratulations! Eagerly awaiting its release!

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  22. The cover is quite fetching. It sounds like a wonderful resource book. Congratulations!

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  23. I can't wait to get my hands on the new book, well done Rhonda.

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  24. That is a beautiful new cover and I cannot wait to see what is inside. The chapters on mending and sewing interest me a lot.

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  25. Cover looks great. Cannot wait to add it to my collection. I've placed plastic book wrap over Down to Earth hardcover book as I intend to hand that treasure down to the kids and their kids etc

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  26. It looks and sounds truly wonderful. Congratulations!!
    -Jaime

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  27. Well done Rhonda! Now time to relax.

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  28. Love the cover of your new Book! I can't wait to get mine! You are so talented Rhonda😊xx

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  29. Congratulations Rhonda. It looks wonderful. How very excitingxxxxx

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  30. congratulations!
    the cover is adorable & eye catching just like the first (i keep buying it for others & haven't a copy for myself yet)
    cant wait too
    thanx for sharing

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  31. Oh wow how lovely, cant wait for this to come out xx

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  32. So exciting. I can't wait to get your book. I've been reading your blog for years and it always helps keep me grounded and travelling in the right direction. My sympathy in losing your beloved pet. It is one of the hardest things to endure.

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  33. Congratulations Rhonda! I hope to meet you during your Melbourne book tour.

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  34. It looks beautiful so far love the colours and texture of the book you must be so excited and had great fun deciding what to include in it, dee :-)

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  35. Awesome! Can't wait will be a nice wedding anniversary present that DH can buy me for March next year xx

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  36. Exciting! I love the cover design so much.

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  37. I can't wait for this one to come out! Thanks so much for the update

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  38. Your books would make a great wedding shower present!

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  39. Looking forward to your new book. Please let us know when the pre-order date is decided. Have a blessed day.

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  40. Quick question for you. Will the new book also be available through Amazon books UK? This would make it very easy for me to order one. Just wondered if you knew.

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  41. Hi Rhonda,
    The design is beautiful, congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it. If I would not be so far away (in Europe) I would love to meet you during the book tour, only to give you a hug :) and to say thank you, for sharing so many positive and inspiring moments.

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  42. It looks so beautiful Rhonda. What an achievement. Congratulations. If you're coming to Melbourne to launch the book I'll see you there!
    kate x

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  43. The cover is gorgeous. I have a niece that will be married next year, & love aint for city gals idea of giving it as a shower present. I'm happy for you!

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  44. When your book in French language? Thank you for all good idéas :-))

    Carolinelamalouine (France - Saint-Malo)

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    1. Caroline, my book will only be translated to French if a French publisher buys the rights to it.

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  45. Congratulations, Rhonda - the cover is perfect. I do hope it will be available for shipping to Canada through amazon or Book Depository or some other seller - I'll be at the head of the line ready to order and searching for a source as soon as it's published :)

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  46. Ooh, what a lovely idea for a book! I am really looking forward to next year and settling down with a cup of tea, slice of cake and 'The Simple Home'!

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  47. Adding my enthusiastic approval to the 60 posters before me! The cover is enticing, I am so looking forward to having this on my bookshelf alongside your other books, where I can pick them up whenever I need some of your wisdom to encourage my simple living :-)

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  48. Rhonda I absolutely LOVE the cover! I love how it is in harmony with the first cover. They're both very beautiful books, but of course what matters is inside. I absolutely adored your first and can't wait to have this one sitting in my bookshelf alongside it! (After, of course, a few months of thorough reading). They're a great resource and I'm sure they're something your children and grandchildren will treasure and hopefully pass down. Congratulations again Rhonda, you deserve it.
    Bec

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  49. Oh my! Words canot express how excited I am by this! The wait for this baby to be in my hands so I can sook up that new book smell and delve into the knowledge and pictures beyond the front cover may be just too much to bare though! Big love Bec x

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  50. Wow! That's definitely going to be on my Christmas wish list. I can't wait.

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  51. What a beautiful inviting cover! Pam in Norway

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