On a summer’s day in Louisiana, 1913, Sonny Davenport wanders away from his family’s vacation home at Half Moon Lake and never returns. Inspired by a true story, Half Moon Lake is a captivating novel about the parent-child bond, identity and what it means to be part of a family.
An unexpected gift left at her daughter’s fifth birthday party in the form of a little girl pitches Sydney mum Lisa Wheeldon into events both hilarious and life-changing. What sort of mother abandons her child? And why has she chosen the Wheeldons?
Your sister needs you. But her child needs you more… Before I Let You Go is a moving page-turner with a heart-pounding dilemma: Your sister or her baby. Who do you choose?
Marina and her husband, Jacob were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California when Jacob is a successful psychiatrist with a young son, Ben, from a disastrous marriage. The family moves to a brownstone in Harlem, formerly a convent inhabited by elderly nuns.
Outside the house one day Marina encounters Constance, a young refugee from Rwanda, and her toddler, Gabriel. Unmoored and devastated, Constance and Gabriel quickly come to depend on Marina; and her bond with the little bot intensifies. The pure, blinding love that it is possible to feel for children not our own is the thread that weaves through The Children’s House.
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.
Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, The Sisters’ Song traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving and loving are her most natural qualities and the other who cannot forgive and forget.
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.
Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn’t know they were secrets about her. And what do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself is based on a lie?
A gripping, atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of What Came Before that asks: how much should you do to help a stranger’s child?
Sally Hepworth – A Mothers Promise. A novel about the unbreakable bond between mother’s and daughters.