“ 'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.' ”
Carol Seeley, Reading, Writing, Riesling
“ ‘Wow! From one of the masters of the romantic suspense genre, Aussie author Helene Young has changed direction, producing an outstanding contemporary family drama I devoured … Return to Roseglen is a poignant look at life in drought-stricken country Queensland ... and at a family riven by bitterness and greed, guilt and grief. The characters are well defined and I must admit to needing the tissues! I hope author Helene Young writes many more in this vein. Her best book yet. Highly recommended.’ ”
“ Return To Roseglen ... takes Helene Young's writing to new heights. ”
Mrs B's Book Reviews
“ You would be hard pressed to find a better contemporary Australian story than Return To Roseglen. It’s an engaging family drama that taps into some serious and highly relevant social issues that so many people would be able to relate to. ”
Theresa Smith Writes
July 2, 2018
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July 2, 2018
Ivy’s hand trembled as she drew the brush over her lips, in danger of smudging the bright colour. Who would have thought at ninety-three she’d feel the need for war paint to stare down her son? Her Aunt Leonie always maintained that the devil caught most souls in a golden net. After last night’s conversation with Ken she finally understood what her aunt meant.
‘They’re going to foreclose on me,’ her son had said. ‘There’s only one option, one way to save both properties. You’ll need to sign them. No one needs to know.’
Her whole body had gone rigid. How could this be? But, in her heart, she’d seen it coming.
She pressed her lips together, smoothing the lipstick, then tilted her head to find a clear reflection in the mirror. The silver backing had starting to fall away around the edges. Another repair that would never be done now.Continue Reading