The Summer of Secrets

The Summer of Secrets

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The sweeping Australian saga by the bestselling author of The Country Wedding.

Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is painfully aware that her biological clock isn't just ticking, it's booming. When her long term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as she can - to a job on a small country newspaper in Queensland's far north.

The little town seems idyllic, a cosy nest, and Chloe plans to regroup and, possibly, to embark on single motherhood via IVF. But she soon realises that no place is free from trouble or heartache. The grouchy news editor, Finn Latimer, is a former foreign correspondent who has retreated after a family tragedy. Emily, the paper's elegant, sixty-something owner, is battling with her husband's desertion. Meanwhile, the whole town is worried when their popular young baker disappears.

As lives across generations become more deeply entwined, the lessons are clear. Secrets and silence harbour pain, while honesty and openness bring healing and hope. And love. All that's needed now is courage...

Praise for Barbara Hannay's bestsellers-

'It's a pleasure to follow an author who gets better with every book'
Apple iBooks, 'Best Books of the Month'

'In beautiful, fluid prose, Hannay once again puts together all the ingredients for a real page-turner' The Chronicle
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 23mm | 272g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0143783483
  • 9780143783480
  • 1,106,056

About Barbara Hannay

Barbara Hannay writes women's fiction, with over twelve million books sold worldwide. Her novels set in Australia have been translated into twenty-six languages, and she has won the Romance Writers of America's RITA award and been shortlisted five times. Two of Barbara's novels have also won the Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year award.

Barbara lives in Townsville with her writer husband and enjoys being close to the Coral Sea, the stunning tropical scenery and colourful characters, all of which find their way into her popular stories.
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214 ratings
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