by Kendra Smith
So when Tom tells Katie that they need to talk, she knows it must be about one of two things. Either he has found out about her kiss with her best friend’s husband, or they are in even worse debt than she thought.
What she was not expecting was for him to tell her that his boss is sending him to Australia. Permanently.
Which is how she finds herself on a plane to the other side of the world with two small children and no idea when she’ll be able to return. She doesn’t know what she’s dreading more, the heat or the spiders.
Trying to make the best of a bad situation, Katie throws herself into making their shabby rental house homely and helping the kids to settle in. But with Tom being away on business so often, Katie’s life as a stay-at-home mum seems almost as bleak as her constant homesickness. To make matters worse, she is pregnant.
So when she hears the news that, on top of everything, Tom has been unfaithful, she reaches breaking point.
A holiday in England and the chance to catch up with her family and friends seems to be exactly what she needs, yet it somehow doesn’t feel like home anymore, and, even more surprisingly, she finds herself looking forward to returning to Australia, with its glorious beaches and beautiful Jacaranda trees.
Can Katie find a way to forgive her husband and patch up their marriage? And which side of the globe will she decide to call home?
‘An entertaining, fast-moving, page-turner for anyone dreaming of a new life….’ Sophie King
Kendra Smith has been a journalist, wife, mother, aerobics teacher, qualified diver and very bad cake baker. She started her career in Sydney selling advertising space but quickly made the leap to side she really wanted to be in: editorial - and went on to work on several women’s magazines in both Sydney and London. With dual Australian-British nationality, she currently lives in Surrey with her husband and three children. ‘Jacaranda Wife’ is her first novel. Find her on www.aforauthors.co.uk or www.kendra-smith.co.uk - or follow her on Twitter, @KendraAuthor.
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