The Godmothers

Shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.

‘I don’t want two wishy-washy godmothers,’ Jeannie had said that afternoon in the country hospital when Eliza was only a day old. ‘No dolls. No pink dresses. Just lots of adventures. Lots of spoiling.’…

The Trip of a Lifetime

Shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards.

‘I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven’t let yourself remember…’

Hello from the Gillespies

For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled ‘Hello from the Gillespies’. It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself – she tells the truth…

The House of Memories

Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Awards.

Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those that matter most. Following a tragic accident, Ella O’Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss…

Lola’s Secret

Shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Magic can happen in every family. At the Valley View Motel in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley, eighty-four-year-old Lola Quinlan is up to her usual mischief…

At Home with the Templetons

Shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards and for the Eason Popular Fiction Award in the 2010 Irish Book Awards.

Other people’s families aren’t as perfect as they seem. When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason…

All Together Now

Shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards.

A group of friends on an unconventional diet learn some important life lessons, a fashion-challenged grandmother weaves some magic in a dusty charity shop, a grieving young mother takes a healing journey, and a shy woman from a family of high-achievers learns to follow her dreams…

Those Faraday Girls

Winner of General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.

As a child, Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household in Tasmania, with her young mother, four very different aunts and eccentric grandfather…

Family Baggage

Harriet Turner knows all about journeys. After all, she’s arranged hundreds of them for the travel agency her family runs in the Australian coastal town of Merryn Bay. But when her work colleague and foster sister Lara disappears on the eve of a big overseas trip, Harriet finds herself in uncharted territory…

The Alphabet Sisters

Sisters are always there for each other…aren’t they? Anna, Bett and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars – the Alphabet Sisters.  As adults they haven’t spoken in years.  Not since Bett’s fiancé left her for another sister…

Spin the Bottle

Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year…

Upside Down Inside Out

Ever been tempted to pretend you were someone exotic, someone adventurous…someone different? Eva is off to Australia on a break from her job in a Dublin delicatessen, hoping to forget a fizzled romance and find inspiration for a new career. Joseph is taking a holiday from his stressful London job…

A Taste for It

‘Céad Míle Fáilte,’ the Irish tourist brochures said. ‘A hundred thousand welcomes.’

A hundred thousand nightmares, more like it! …