Melody Trumpet was never supposed to be ordinary. As the daughter of famous musicians she was supposed to be extraordinary. A musical genius to carry
Budapest, 1938. In a city park, beneath a bleakly looming statue, five Jewish mathematicians gather to share ideas, trade proofs and whisper sedition. Expelled from the university and persecuted by the state’s laws, they live in an uneasy but not unhappy bubble of work, friendship and slim plans of escape.
THE COTTAGE AT ROSELLA COVE
Welcome to the place of new beginnings…
Welcome to the cottage at Rosella Cove, where three damaged souls meet and have the chance to rewrite their futures.
Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney
A magical portrait of five ordinary people, and the sometimes heartbreaking power of the stories we make of ourselves.
A post-Second World War story of strong female ties and family, secrets and lies, set in the multicultural Australia of the fifties.
The war is over, but her fight for a new life in Australia is about to begin…
MADELEINE ST JOHN was born in Sydney in 1941. Her father, Edward, was a barrister and Liberal politician. Her mother, Sylvette, committed suicide in 1954,
One moment can change your life. When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own.
1980: the beginning of the polish Crisis. Brough up in a small village, country-girl Ania arrives in the university city of Wroclaw to pursue her
A compelling and gorgeously told tale of female friendship, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage to shape us all.
Jenna’s just a teenager who wants to fit in.
The popularity that she wanted though, quickly turns into infamy when two “well-meaning” friends spark a controversy that alters her life forever.
What happens when the popular kids are responsible for one of the most painful and humiliating events in your life?
The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets. such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made a terrible mistake, one she will always regret. Essie has since recovered, but she fears what may still lurk inside her.
A town reeling in the wake of tragedy.
An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town’s courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside.
An aspiring journalist desperate for a story.
The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn’t enough to even cover rent. Rose needs a story—a big one.
Then a bizarre mystery that baffles police…
From the creator of ‘Offspring’ and author of Useful, a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.
For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee’s full time carers, there’s no time in Maddy’s life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend.
YA novel. Welcome to the world of elite tennis. High stakes, hard work, and even greater sacrifices. 16 year old Harper Hunter has been working towards a grand slam championship all her life. But does she have what it takes to keep chasing her dream?
Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in the sleepy rural town of Banjo Crossing in the fertile region known as The Plains.
Despite himself, Jack becomes slowly drawn into the town, its community, its characters and its concerns. Nevertheless, acceptance of this newcomer is based on a lie, and Jack fears rejection should someone discover the truth.
A beautiful novel about two women – a generation apart – thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another.
Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. Stella has exciting dreams for the future. Margie has only bitter memories of the past.
The Hope Fault is a celebration of the everyday complexities of family: aunties and steps and exes, and a baby in need of a name; parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.It’s about the faultlines that run under the surface, and it’s about uncertainty — the unsettling notion that the earth might shift, literally or metaphorically, at any moment. It’s a contemporary novel that plays with time and with ways of telling stories. It finds poetry and beauty in science, and pattern and magic in landscape.
Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.
Sally Hepworth – A Mothers Promise. A novel about the unbreakable bond between mother’s and daughters.