My new book from Penguin Australia is The Sister’s Gift.

My 2020 release…


My new book from Penguin Australia is The Sister’s Gift. It’s set on  magical Magnetic Island and I wrote this story through the upheaval of selling our home on the Tablelands and relocating back to Townsville. This was a busy time of mixed emotions on many levels and I found, to my surprise, that returning to my desk and to these characters was like sitting down for a cuppa and a chat with  old friends, a perfect escape between those bouts of busyness.
So a huge thank you to Freya, Billie and Co for staying the course with me. You’re so real to me, I want to hug you. LOL.

Thanks,
Barb xx

Here’s the back cover blurb…

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. However, 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?By the bestselling author of Meet Me in Venice, this is a moving and inspiring novel in a stunning setting about choices and consequences and the redemptive power of love.



You can add  The Sister’s Gifto your want-to-read list on Goodreads here.

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