Emigration, emigration, emigration…Ruth Travers is leaving Ireland like so many of the Irish Diaspora who have gone before her. But unlike most she’s travelling business class on a Boeing 777 and will be landing in sunny Perth Western Australia sometime in January. Leaving behind her married boyfriend of ten years, Ruth hopes to make a fresh start but not everyone is happy with Ruth’s decision to go. When she tells her mother Angela that she is Australia bound she is met with scorn. It is only when she discovers an airmail envelope with the address 5 Peppermint Grove scrawled across it that Ruth wonders why her parents left Australia without explanation.
Her best friend Julia Perrin gently orchestrated the move for her friend’s own good. She is a successful business woman with her own travel company and so busy fixing everybody else’s life she sees no need to do so with her own…until she visits Ruth in Perth! Sunshine, sandy beaches and Barbeques abound but there may be more than Angela’s secret waiting for them in Peppermint Grove…
#4 IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 2014.
“Michelle never lets the reader guess what’s coming and keeps the suspense with the warmth she adds to every page”.
“Jackson’s fifth novel will resonate with many Irish readers who have been touched by the heartbreak of emigration. Funny and empathetic, it is probably her best work yet”.
“Another great book by a great Irish author! Michelle Jackson never disappoints!”.
“Personally I think this is my favourite out of Michelle’s books that I’ve read so far as it had a little bit of everything in it, an interesting mix of characters, stunning location, family dramas, great friendships, new romances, as well as a bit of intrigue”.
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28 September 2012
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