In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the dead man and the infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim the child as their own and name her Lucy, but a rift begins to grow between them. When Lucy is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world…and one of them is desperate to find her lost baby.
Australia’s best-known fashion PR lifts the lid on the glamorous world of A-list celebrity in a light hearted, fun filled, fast paced novel for fans of trashy mags and Perez Hilton – the ideal beach read for summer. Meet Jasmine Lewis, the smart, young publicist trying to work her way up from the bottom in Sydney’s hottest PR company. She’s done the coffee runs, the dry-cleaning pickups, the 5am starts, the 11pm finishes. But, still, her evil boss Diane Wilderstein is never happy. So when Jasmine finds herself being summoned to Diane’s office early one morning, she knows something’s got to give. Luckily for Jasmine, faith lends a hand and helps her escape from the evil Diane to launch a fabulous new career. That should be a dream come true, right? Or is it the start of a whole new world of nightmares? ‘Ever wondered what really goes on behind the slick facade of the PR world?
Ugly people don’t have feelings. They’re not like everyone else. They don’t notice if you stare at them and turn away. And if they did notice, it wouldn’t hurt them. They’re not like real people. Or that’s what I used to think. Before I learned…
After the car crash that leaves her best friend dead, Jenna is permanently scarred. She struggles to rebuild her life, but every stare in the street, every time she looks in the mirror, makes her want to retreat further from the world. Until she meets Ryan. Ryan’s a traveller. When he and his mother moor their narrow boat on the outskirts of a village, she tells him this time it will be different. He doesn’t believe her; he can’t imagine why this place shouldn’t be as unwelcoming as the rest. Until he meets Jenna. But as Jenna and Ryan grow closer, repercussions from the crash continue to reverberate through the community. And then a body is found…