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From Manuka to Manhattan - Lauren’s going all the way!

Lauren is a curator at the NAG - the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra. She's good at her job, passionate about the Arts, and focused on her work - that is, when she's not focusing on Adam, half-back for the Canberra Cockatoos. But Adam is a player, on and off the field. Lauren knows he's the one, but he doesn't seem to feel the same way about her. If she just waits long enough, though, surely he'll realise how much he needs her? Then her boss offers her the chance of a lifetime - a fellowship at the Smithsonian in New York. Lauren has to make some big decisions: The Man or Manhattan? By the best-selling author of Not Meeting Mr Right and Avoiding Mr Right


Heiss captures all the wide-eyed excitement of Manhattan: the sights; the shopping; the history; and - of course - the men. Like the author, Lauren is a member of the Wiradjuri nation. Her deep connection to her people and culture is a vital part of the story - and what sets Manhattan Dreaming apart from other chick-lit. It’s a contemporary romance with spunk, and I enjoyed it a lot.

Australian Bookseller and Publisher

With the classic romantic ending up the Empire State Building (you just knew it was coming), this may well get you appreciating Aboriginal Art and dreaming of life in the Big Apple.

The West Australian

There is political content and a subtle weaving of information about Aboriginal culture, while on the surface there’s the romance and situational comedy that attracts many readers.

Brisbane News

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 1, 2011

    Bantam Australia

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Adult

    310 pages

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Am I Black Enough For You?
Paris Dreaming
Avoiding Mr Right
Not Meeting Mr Right


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The Mistress
The Course Of Love
Fifty Shades Darker
Heart of the Sky
About Last Night . . .
One with You: A Crossfire Novel
My Sweet Revenge
The Family Secret
Fates and Furies
Warm Bodies (The Warm Bodies Series)
A Partisan's Daughter
The Wife's Tale
Spring Forward
No Turning Back
Come Home With Me
Want You More
Silver Bells