When Isabelle's boyfriend moves to Adelaide, she is confident the two of them, with infinite maturity, will be able to sustain a long-term, long-distance relationship. That is until she broadcasts the details of a disastrous one-night stand and he seeks solace in the arms of a nice Adelaide girl. Isabelle is left to contend with the vagaries of single life in Sydney, capital of the dodgy date. But she has some things to be thankful for: a glam job in an art-auction house and a set of friends whose own eccentricities disqualify them from being in any position to judge Isabelle and her romantic misadventures too harshly. Finally the dust settles: Isabelle 'discovers' an important work of art, which boosts her career prospects, and a fellow named Dr Jack arrives to treat her broken heart.
- Paperback | 372 pages
- 129.54 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
- 02 Jun 2003
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Melanie La'Brooy
Melanie La'Brooy is the author of five novels: Love Struck, The Wish List, Serendipity, The Babymoon and Bittersweet. For several years, Melanie worked for the art auction house Christie's, in both Sydney and Melbourne, where she trained as a specialist in Australian paintings. She later worked for one of the most exclusive commercial art galleries in Australia. Following the success of her debut novel she gave up her career in the art world to become a full-time writer. Melanie is very happily married and has two young sons. She usually lives in Melbourne but is currently residing in South Africa, where she is hoping to fulfil a long-term dream by finally having a genuine reason to wear a safari suit and pith helmet.