Don Woodward Releases Romantic Adventure Novel in ‘Waipuna’

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New fictional book tells touching story of young couple, their struggles to find each other

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“This novel proves that love never ages,” says Woodward. “It is different from other books like it by the way it was written.”

Author Don Woodward wanted to write a simple book based in the area he grew up with and the result of which is “Waipuna,” (published by Xlibris NZ) a fictional romantic adventure novel set in the breathtaking Manawatu-Wanganui region in New Zealand.

This book tells the story of Peter Murphy, a good looking 16-year-old young man who spends plenty of time in the bush and Barbara Plummer, also a stunning 16-year-old young woman who met secretly through the school holidays and their subsequent struggle to find each other. Their travels took them to South Africa, Rhodesia and Britain. Their families lived and worked in the lower North Island.

“This novel proves that love never ages,” says Woodward. “It is different from other books like it by the way it was written.”

“Waipuna” is an emotionally driven novel set to entertain readers both young and old. Woodward hopes they will be moved by the story of these young couples who, amidst the life challenges they both faced, still find each other and realize love and its true meaning.

By Don Woodward
Hardcover | 6x 9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781493192700
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781493192687
E-Book | 214 pages | ISBN 9781493192694
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Don Woodward was born one year to the day after the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. He is the youngest of four. He has two older sisters and an older brother. He left school at 17 and completed a five-year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship. He spent four years exploring the world and worked in South Africa, Rhodesia, Scotland and England. He married his wife Margie in Johannesburg at 26 and they moved back to New Zealand. They have a daughter and a son, Nicky and Bruce, respectively, who both are now married with two children each, a boy and a girl each. Howard operated a construction and property development company with his brother-in-law until his recent retirement.

Xlibris Publishing New Zealand, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving the needs of Kiwi authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 0800 443 678 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisNZ on Twitter for the latest news.

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