When Grace went away / Meredith Appleyard.

By: Appleyard, Meredith [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Sydney, NSW : HQ Fiction, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First Australian paperback editionDescription: 435 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781489254597 Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Country life -- Australia -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Families -- FictionGenre/Form: Australian fiction -- 21st century. | Romance fiction. DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: 'Functionally dysfunctional.' That's how financial analyst Grace Fairley describes her family in the small South Australian farming community of Miners Ridge - a family fractured by tragedy and kept that way by anger, resentment and petty jealousies. As the eldest sibling, Grace tries to keep the family in touch, but now she's accepted a promotion to the London office. Time-zones and an enormous workload mean she's forced to take a step back, although she finds time to stay in contact with Miners Ridge landscape gardener Aaron Halliday. Sarah Fairley, Grace's mother, fled Miners Ridge and her embittered husband eight years ago. Now, in the absence of Grace, she finds herself pulled back to the small town where her estranged children and grandchildren live. Drawn into the local community, and trying to rebuild family relationships, she uncovers a long-kept secret that could change her world...
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'Functionally dysfunctional.' That's how financial analyst Grace Fairley describes her family in the small South Australian farming community of Miners Ridge - a family fractured by tragedy and kept that way by anger, resentment and petty jealousies. As the eldest sibling, Grace tries to keep the family in touch, but now she's accepted a promotion to the London office. Time-zones and an enormous workload mean she's forced to take a step back, although she finds time to stay in contact with Miners Ridge landscape gardener Aaron Halliday. Sarah Fairley, Grace's mother, fled Miners Ridge and her embittered husband eight years ago. Now, in the absence of Grace, she finds herself pulled back to the small town where her estranged children and grandchildren live. Drawn into the local community, and trying to rebuild family relationships, she uncovers a long-kept secret that could change her world...

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