Heiss captures all the wide-eyed excitement of Manhattan: the sights; the shopping; the history; and - of course - the men. Like the author, Lauren is a member of the Wiradjuri nation. Her deep connection to her people and culture is a vital part of the story - and what sets Manhattan Dreaming apart from other chick-lit. It’s a contemporary romance with spunk, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Australian Bookseller and Publisher
With the classic romantic ending up the Empire State Building (you just knew it was coming), this may well get you appreciating Aboriginal Art and dreaming of life in the Big Apple.
The West Australian
There is political content and a subtle weaving of information about Aboriginal culture, while on the surface there’s the romance and situational comedy that attracts many readers.