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Heart-warming and charming women’s fiction – the multi-generational story of three women in the small Australian town of Kookaburra Creek.

Welcome to the Kookaburra Creek Cafe.
THE PAST

For Hattie, the cafe has been her refuge for the last fifty years – her second chance at a happy ending after her dreams of being a star were shattered. But will the ghosts of her past succeed in destroying everything she’s worked so hard to build?

THE PRESENT

For Alice, the cafe is her livelihood. After Hattie took her in as a teenager, Alice has slowly forged a quiet life as the cafe’s manager (and chief cupcake baker). But with so many tragedies behind her, is it too late for Alice’s story to have a happy ending?

THE FUTURE

For Becca, a teenager in trouble, the cafe could be the new start she yearns for. That is, if she can be persuaded to stop running from her secrets. Can Becca find a way to believe in the kindness of strangers, and accept that this small town could be the place where she finally belongs?

One small town. Three lost women. And a lifetime of secrets.

Reviews

Docker soars from the absolute heart, as she rebuilds all our lost souls in a cafe to call home.

Australian Women's Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143789192

    April 30, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $32.99

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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780143789208

    April 30, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Prologue

Kookaburra Creek, 2010

She ran as fast as she could.

‘Where are you?’ she screamed, her voice cracking.

Her throat hurt. Every gasp for air was difficult. She couldn’t see very far through the thick black smoke, but she was sure she was close now. She had to be.

Angry orange flames danced across the tops of the gum trees behind her, chasing her down. But she wouldn’t stop. She wouldn’t leave him out here alone.

Be brave.

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