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Brisbane Square Library
266 George St
Brisbane City, QLD 4000


Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions…

As a vibrant young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. But this comes at a hefty price – an unexpected rift in her family and the loss of the man she loves.

Decades later, Freya is divorced, childless and homeless, at rock bottom after losing everything she’s worked for. When her estranged niece, Billie, offers sanctuary, managing the family restaurant on beautiful Magnetic Island, Freya can hardly refuse.

Billie has never understood the tension between her mother and her aunt and now, with a newly broken heart, she is nursing a family secret of her own. All three women come together under the tropical Queensland skies, but can they let go of past regrets, or will old tensions tear them further apart?

Join award-winning, bestselling author Barbara Hannay as she discusses her latest moving and inspiring novel, The Sister’s Gift.

This event is presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.



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