Release day: Daughter of Mine
Today is the official release of Daughter of Mine by Fiona Lowe (trade paperback, Harlequin MIRA). Here’s the blurb:
When your world falls apart the only person you can depend on is your sister.
The three Chirnwell sisters are descended from the privileged squattocracy in Victoria’s Western District — but could a long-held secret threaten their family?
Harriett Chirnwell has a perfect life — a husband who loves her, a successful career and a daughter who is destined to become a doctor just like her.
Xara has always lived in Harriet’s shadow; her chaotic life with her family on their sheep farm falls far short of her older sister’s standards of perfection and prestige.
Georgie, the youngest sister and a passionate teacher, is the only one of the three to have left Billawarre. But is her life in Melbourne happy?
Despite all three sisters having a different and sometimes strained bond with their mother, Edwina, they come together to organise a party for her milestone birthday — the first since their father’s death. But when Edwina arrives at her party on the arm of another man, the tumult is like a dam finally breaking. Suddenly the lives of the Chirnwell sisters are flooded by scandal. Criminal accusations, a daughter in crisis, and a secret over fifty years in the making start to crack the perfect façade of the prominent pastoral family.
A thought provoking novel about family expectations, secrets and lies.
Fiona dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I’m so excited about this novel! Set in the Western District of Victoria, this is a story about a family who knew exactly who they were and where they came from until everything they’d ever believed is turned on its head. Families are complicated. Wealth doesn’t protect people from the realities of life and your sister can be your best friend and your worst enemy, sometimes on the same day. Read an excerpt here.
You can find out more about this book at Fiona’s website.