Rosalie Sugrue offers free Lenten study based on her novel/s

Greens and Greys and Green Ho are two versions of the same novel. I am currently reading the longer version Green Ho! and enjoying it tremendously! Rosalie who comes from Aotearoa / New Zealand has just finished a Lenten study for general discussion for a church book group. If your Lent plans are already in place — this could be an Eastertide study as well! Here is Rosalie’s Flier, which does not translate perfectly into the blog format but does give you lots of information!

Two Green novels and a free Study Guide! Buy your preferred edition of this novel

What was it like growing up in the 1950s and 1960s?

Journey with Molly Sinclair as she recounts her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama- filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s.This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and setbacks.We also delve below the surface to confront small town and church attitudes to a gay brother, depression, sexual experimenting and sexual violence. Molly’s faith evolves over time from traditional understandings to a mature liberalism.

Molly’s heart warming story of growing up in New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s parallels that of many Pasifika young people, as they grapple with what it means to grow up today, while staying loyal to their family, church and culture. They too face issues of morality, sex, sin, suicide, homosexuality and other unmentionables.

In these books we find that we can meet and overcome life’s challenges, grow into a secure personal identity and develop a robust faith through trial, error and openness to learning.

Praise for these novels

“Molly’s story will take you through experiences spiritual and sexual seldom talked about openly, but so often struggled with in silence. …engaging, informative, entertaining and challenging.” Rev Loyal Gibson

“With imagination and insight the author shares acute observations on life as seen through the eyes of Molly Sinclair.Those who grew up in the 1960s and who are aware of how much attitudes have changed since then will feel they are on a journey with a fellow traveller.” Review by John Meredith on Tui Motu Interislands Facebook page.

Greens_and_Greys_front_cover_300dp_1800w_1_June_2015A Novel approach to Bible Study

Personal Issues for Christians for Lent/Easter or whatever the Season.

Each of the 6 sessions looks at an important concept:

1.Values learnt in childhood
2. Faith in Youth
3. Sexual orientation
4. Suicide
5. Situation ethics and social justice 6. Mature faith

You will explore each issue by asking:

  • Why did Molly do what she did?
  • What would I have done in that situation?

Free Study Guide by Rosalie

Green, Ho! is an extended version of Greens and Greys that adds another dimension in the form of hidden disability.

Green, HoGreen, Ho! eBooks: (Kindle, ePub or PDF) NZ$10.00 Print: 264pp US$14.99 + p&p

Greens and Greys eBooks: (Kindle, ePub or PDF) NZ$7.99 Print: 212pp NZ$30.00 + p&pBuy your copy now at: and Download your free PDF Study Guide

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4 Responses to Rosalie Sugrue offers free Lenten study based on her novel/s

  1. Hi Maren
    Thanks so much for letting your readers know about the free study guide. For US readers especially, Kindle and print copies of both Greens and Greys,and Green, Ho! are also available on
    Kind regards, Philip Garside

  2. Maren says:

    Thanks for adding that Philip — goes against your interests but certainly makes it more accessible to US and Canadian folks.

  3. Andrea ( aka rokinrev) says:

    Got GG and the study. Thanx Maren, Rosalie and Phillip

  4. sugruerm says:

    Thank you Andrea – I would be delighted to get some feedback – would you mind emailing me?

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