House of Wishes

House of Wishes

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A story about the choices we make, the connections that matter, the secrets we keep, and the power of a wish.

Dandelion House, 1974:
Two teenage girls-strangers-make a pact to keep a secret.

Calingarry Crossing, 2014:
For forty years, Beth and her mum have been everything to each other, but Beth is blind-sided when her mother dies, and her last wish is to have her ashes spread in a small-town cemetery.

On the outskirts of Calingarry Crossing, when Beth comes across a place called Dandelion House Retreat, her first thought is how appealing the name sounds. With her stage career waning, and struggling to see a future without her mum, her marriage, and her child, she hopes it's a place where she can begin to heal.

After meeting Tom, a local cattleman, Beth is intrigued by his stories of the cursed, century-old river house and its reclusive owner, Gypsy. The more Beth learns, however, the more she questions her mother's wishes.

When meeting Beth leads Tom to uncover his family's disturbing connection to the old house, he must decide if the truth will help a grieving daughter or hurt her more.

Should Dandelion House keep its last, long-held secret?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 18.54mm | 480.81g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0648570800
  • 9780648570806
  • 622,882

Review quote

From the author of HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS (#5 top-selling debut fiction novel, 2013) . . . "A painful exploration of estrangement, loss, truth, redemption and the power of wishes." The West Australian. HOUSE OF WISHES takes you back to Calingarry Crossing where Dandelion House is ready to reveal its last, long-held secret.
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About Jenn J. McLeod

Five times published with Simon & Schuster and the UK's Head of Zeus, House for all Seasons (a companion story to House of Wishes) was 2013's #5 top-selling debut fiction novel. In her home on wheels, a purple and white caravan she calls Myrtle the Turtle, Australia's nomadic novelist is slowly ticking things off her bucket list while exploring rural landscapes and finding inspiration for more contemporary stories about friendship and family-all with a backdrop of country life.
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51 ratings
4.71 out of 5 stars
5 75% (38)
4 22% (11)
3 4% (2)
2 0% (0)
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