A Home Like Ours: Can three very different women save a town?

· Fiona Lowe
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About this ebook

A picturesque small town, a cozy community garden, a facade of tolerance and acceptance - but when three women with wildly different loyalties come together, what secrets and lies will be revealed? 

Tara Hooper is at breaking point. With two young children, a business in a town struggling under an unexpected crime wave, and her husband more interested in his sports team than their marriage, life is a juggling act. When new neighbors arrive and they’re exactly the sort of people the town doesn't want or need, things get worse.

Life has taught Helen Demetriou two things: being homeless is terrifying and survival means keeping your cards close to your chest. Having clawed back some stability through her involvement in the community garden, she dares to relax. But as she uncovers some shady goings-on in the county, that stability turns to quicksand.

For teenage mother Jade Innes, life can be lonely among the judgment of the town and the frequent absences of her boyfriend. A chance encounter draws her into the endangered community garden where she makes friends for the first time. Glimpsing a different way of life is enticing but its demands are terrifying. Does she even deserve to try?

Can these women with such differing loyalties unite to save the garden and ultimately stop the town from tearing itself apart?

A timely novel exploring prejudice and privilege from bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe

 

4.5
2 reviews
A Google user
Formulaic, and predictable in terms of the final outcome. Characters that are very lovable and characters that everyone will hate.
A Google user
“Life was an unpredictable lottery. But surrounded by a community and a garden, the future was easier to face.” An insightful, warm and engaging story, A Home Like Ours is another fabulous novel from ...

About the author

Fiona Lowe has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker; an ideal career for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. She spent her early years in Papua New Guinea where, without television, reading was the entertainment and it set up a lifelong love of books. Although she often re-wrote the endings of books in her head, it was the birth of her first child that prompted her to write her first novel. A recipient of the prestigious USA RITA® award and the Australian RuBY award, Fiona writes books that are set in small country towns. They feature real people facing difficult choices and explore how family ties and relationships impact on their decisions.

When she's not writing stories, she's a distracted wife, mother of two 'ginger' sons, a volunteer in her community, guardian of 80 rose bushes, slave to a cat and is often found collapsed on the couch with wine. You can find her at fionalowe.com, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads. A Home Like Ours is her 34th novel.

 

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