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Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 11 April 22

A Family of Strangers  by Fiona Lowe

With a coveted promotion dangling within reach, the last thing Addy Topic needs to do is waste precious time singing in Rookery Cove’s choir. But when she’s reminded how much music meant to her late mother, she can’t say no. The building pressure raises the ghosts that sent her running from Rookery Cove years earlier – memories she’s spent decades hiding from, silencing them with work, alcohol and sex.

For Stephanie Gallagher, Rookery Cove was meant to be a new beginning in the slow lane. A place where she and her husband can embrace community, parenthood and evenly share the load. But the sea-change is changing everything. How much longer can they survive as a family?

Brenda Lambek is finding her feet after the death of her husband when her best friend convinces her to join the choir. Beloved as a grandmother, Brenda is determined to mend the fraught relationship she has with her daughter, Courtney. But is that even possible when she continues to lie?


These three women are forced to face the uncompromising truths about the choices that have shaped their relationships with those they love most.
The consequences will shatter their lives and all they hold dear. After such a disaster is rebuilding even possible?

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A Family of Strangers | Fiona Lowe

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