Author Alicia Hope’s stories feature credible characters in realistic situations and (mostly) Australian settings. Hers are feel-good books that readers of any age can curl up with on a rainy afternoon – or any time! – and enjoy. She suggests accompanying them with a barista-quality espresso and a generous slab of fine chocolate, and wishes her readers, ‘Bon appétit!’
Cafe Birds: Sparrowsong (The Cafe Birds Book 1)
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Fiction | Women’s Fiction
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Book one in the Café Birds series (for best enjoyment, it is suggested that the books in this series be read in sequence). Readers of the series have this to say: ‘It made me laugh.’ ‘It made me cry.’ ‘It made me hungry.’ ‘It made me want to meet ALL my girlfriends in a pretty café and laugh, cry and eat.’ ‘It’s LITERAL “chick” lit!’ Sparrowsong introduces us to five women of different ages who call themselves the Café Birds, and who meet regularly to share the ups and downs of life, love, and bird ownership over skinny and not-so-skinny cappuccinos and cake. Each of them has a goal, be it absolution, reinvention, a second chance to make things right, or finding real love. And each has obstacles to overcome.
Paige’s marriage to a PTSD-afflicted soldier and her newly established business both hover on the brink, but will the solution to one push the other over the edge? A devastating discovery rocks the foundations of Caitlin’s world, thrusting her into the arms of an unconventional – did someone say imaginary? – new friend. Faced with an overly generous helping of secrets, a bad-tasting batch of guilty conscience, and a disagreeable serving of gluten intolerance, dinner party doyenne Megan has a lot on her plate. As does widowed Nita, who feels her life and relationship with her recently ‘Goth’ teenage daughter have come adrift. And gorgeous ‘match of the day’ Grace appears permanently typecast as trophy girlfriend to a succession of shallow suitors, a situation that can’t go on forever – not if her friends can help it! A no-fail recipe: in five pretty cafés, blend women friends and their modern day dramas with to-die-for coffees and scrumptious cakes and serve. Bon appétit!
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The Long Road to Loving Grayson
Being in love with one man but married to another isn’t something uber-capable HR officer Maggie could have prepared herself for; and when civil engineer Grayson travels to a remote Queensland town to relieve for six weeks, he isn’t expecting to have to summon the Flying Doctors, survive a tropical cyclone, or lose his heart. So when he finally sets off on the journey back home, neither of them realises that Maggie is also on the road… the long road to loving Grayson. And there are plenty of roadblocks and obstacles to be negotiated on Australia’s outback highways, so buckle up!
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