Carole Brungar is a New Zealand novelist, writing award-winning, compelling fiction
The Nam Legacy
The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60’s and 70’s. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation’s young men and sent them to fight in New Zealand’s most controversial campaign.
After eighteen months in Vietnam, New Zealand soldier Jack Coles thought killing others to stay alive would be the hardest thing he would ever have to live with. He was wrong.
Although the nightmare of what he saw and did haunt him constantly, what tortures him the most is what he has left behind.
‘Not everyone who lost his life in Vietnam died there, not everyone who came home from Vietnam ever left there.’
The Nam Legacy is Jack’s story.
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A Tide Too High
When expat New Zealander and front-woman for international band Polar Blaze collapses on stage, she is issued an ultimatum. Change your lifestyle or pay the price.
Mac Morgan has built her entire life around working hard to prove she’s a success. She doesn’t know how to slow down. She disappears from media scrutiny and spends time recuperating at a private beach in the far north of New Zealand, a large coastal property owned by the Stanford family.
London-based Alec Stanford wants what his twin brother has: a home, a wife and children. But just because he’s one of the world’s most successful businessmen doesn’t mean he’s good at personal relationships. After his beautiful socialite wife files divorce papers, he thinks maybe he’s just not marriage material. But he’s not prepared for the chance meeting with a burnt-out rock star who’s hiding out from the media.
A chance meeting that has devastating results.
A Tide Too High is a New Zealand novel about relationships, misplaced loyalty and being strong enough to believe in yourself.
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2014)
Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
I was born in the seaside town of Foxton, New Zealand and grew up in Huntly, a rural Waikato mining town. I did the big OE early in life, traveling extensively in the UK, Europe and the Pacific before working my way around the North Island of New Zealand.
I gained a Bachelor of Communication through Massey University in Palmerston North, majoring in Communication Management and Journalism, and have a long history associated with
photography and journalism, working as a newspaper editor, a photographer, and as a journalist for a variety of newspapers and magazines. I am currently working for a local council as a communications officer.
For more years than I care to remember I have told stories (just ask Mum!) and made quilts. I run my own art studio and teach fabric-art classes.
I make traditional quilts and believe that quilting doesn’t have to be stressful...I love to teach classes that are more geared for fun.
I live with my artist partner Dennis at Tui Glen Studio in Levin were we are custodians of avenues of 50-year-old kowhai trees. We have three grown children and one grandchild and are totally servants to our two cats, Buddy and Wednesday.
I love meeting my readers and hearing what they think of my work, so feel free to leave me a message on my Facebook page or pop over to Goodreads and say hi!...I'd love to hear from you.
you can contact me at:
Address: 25 Tui Glen Drive, RD1, Levin, 5571, New Zealand
Phone: 64 06 368 8754