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Barbara Hannay

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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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My tropical home

Barbara Hannay takes a stroll around her Atherton Tablelands home.

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Sisters and surrogacy

The Sister's Gift author on finding the 'emotional core' of her latest novel. 

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The Summer of Secrets book club notes

Experience heartbreak, hope and healing set in country-town Australia with your book club.

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Meet Me in Venice book club notes

Take your book club to Venice with the new romantic drama from multi-award-winning author Barbara Hannay.

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Barbara Hannay Q&A

The Meet Me in Venice author takes us through what inspires her, why she loves Venice and her travel tips. 

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The Sister’s Gift book club notes

Explore themes of surrogacy, consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.

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The Garden of Hopes and Dreams book club notes

A timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection from much-loved author Barbara Hannay.

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The habit that can lift your mood in just six minutes

There is one act that will help lift your mood in just minutes as we prepare to enter the new spring season.