Mother’s Day Giveaway
To celebrate Mother’s Day, I’m teaming up with my Writers Ask Writers friends Amanda Curtin, Annabel Smith, Emma Chapman and Sara Foster to offer a great book giveaway. You could win a pack of ten books: a copy of each of our latest novels, as well as a book that each of us would give to our own mums for Mother’s day.
There’s also a bonus prize if the winner is from Perth: two tickets to see Jennifer Saunders discussing her recently released memoir, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, at the Octagon Theatre on 28 April 2014, 7.30–8.30pm. Thank you to our great local bookshop, Beaufort Street Books, for sponsoring our giveaway.
Fractured by me, Dawn Barker and my choice, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Shallow Breath by Sara Foster, and her choice, The Light Between The Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot by Annabel Smith, and her choice, Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
How To Be A Good Wife by Emma Chapman, and her choice, The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait
Elemental by Amanda Curtin, and her choice, Sustenance by Simone Lazaroo
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My choice: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
I have just finished listening to the audiobook of The Husband’s Secret. Liane Moriarty is an Australian author, and this novel has been a huge success all around the world. I loved it. In it, we meet a woman – a busy mother of three girls – who finds a letter hidden in the attic while her husband is overseas on business. The letter says:
For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick. To be opened only in the event of my death.
Cecilia must then wrestle with the decision of whether or not to open it…
The book has other story threads running through it too, all concerning secrets and the lengths that families will reach to protect each other. The characters, particularly the mothers, are very easy to identify with (or were, for me, as I have three children young too) and Moriarty writes so well about family relationships and secrets. The writing is suspenseful and compelling , and had me in tears at times (even though I was listening to it while running!) My mum would love the page turning story and the emotional drama – as I did.
I’d love to hear which books you’d choose for your own mother. Good luck!