To Jack Nolan, young Danny is like a son. Despite Danny’s rough start in life, Jack saw potential in the boy that few others did and encouraged Danny to pursue dreams he never imagined he could achieve.
But an anonymous letter about his long absent father makes Danny question everything. Can he really rise about his background or is his future set in stone?
Jack is a lawyer at the top of his game and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for Danny, who helped him many years ago, as a mere child. But the more Jack uncovers, the more he sees his chances of winning his first criminal case slipping through his fingers.
With time and mounting evidence stacked against them, Jack and Danny negotiate a web of lies and deception, Danny’s dread that history will repeat itself and Jack’s fear that he is in way over his head. Can they actually uncover the truth and, more importantly, will their friendship survive the ordeal?
At first glance there is nothing special about Room 46. Yet once people step across the threshold, unexpected things start to happen.
Grace has been hiding in a cocoon, convinced that the life she once imagined for herself is now unattainable. But from the first time she reluctantly knocks on the door and enters Room 46, her days of retreating from the world are numbered.
Despite inspiring others on a daily basis, Edith continues to be defined by her tragic past. Can her time in Room 46 help her gain the courage to simply be herself again and to live a full life? And Marion – what’s her story and why is she so invested in what happens in Room 46?
Little does each woman know the hand fate has played in bringing them to this special place to transform their lives in ways they can’t imagine.
Nothing much happens in the small Queensland town of Sunset Point, which is just the way the locals like it. So when an outsider with grand plans threatens to demolish an iconic local landmark and build a huge resort the battle lines are drawn.
Young journalist Jessica hopes to make it big with her coverage of the court case, but first she has to appease her editor and put a human interest spin on the situation. At first glance the five people she chooses to background have little in common – but it soon becomes apparent that staying at The Beach House has changed all of them in some way.
In telling the stories of Kate, Simone, Tom, Clare and Jack, Jessica too learns some important life lessons.
Short Stories Combined Editions Non-Fiction