Nothing much happens in the small Australian 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.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was delighted with the coming together of people from all walks of life.”
“The author has the great ability to describe characters in a ‘real’ way. You seem to know them. You almost have the feeling you’re staying in the beach house with them and that’s what I loved so much about this book.”
Author note: I have always loved the beach, and I also love Queenslander houses (especially the older style), so it seemed like a natural fit to combine the two. I wanted to combine that with the magic of a holiday – when you are on vacation the ‘real’ world seems so far away and in that little bubble you believe all your problems can be solved. (Note – Queenslander houses are a particular style of architecture popular in the Australian state of Queensland. They are constructed entirely of timber and are designed to fit with the warm climate.)