By Sophia Whitfield
If you are looking for a family drama then this book is for you.
Trollope has written seventeen novels including the contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. She is adept at bringing to life family relationships with all their fractured love and despair.
In Balancing Act four strong women all work in the family business. Susie Moran has always been the breadwinner in her family. Her three daughters now work in the family business but when they decide the business needs to take a different direction Susie has to reflect on her past and present life.
When her estranged father Morris returns to the country and embeds himself with Susie’s family things begin to break apart. Her husband Jasper has always looked after the girls but now they have their own lives he is looking for something more to fill the void. Jasper is unsettled for the first time in their married lives and Susie’s daughters seem to no longer support her in a business she founded.
The reader is drawn to the Moran family, a normal family with problems we all might face at some point in our lives. Trollope’s skill lies in her ability to create believable family life. A fantastically readable novel from a terrific author.
By Sophia WhitfieldOn March 4, 2013
A Double Shot of Happiness is the inspirational story of how a boy diagnosed with severe autism went on to become one of Australia's best-known international artists and the creator...On June 4, 2015
Heather Gallagher has written for The Age, The Melbourne Times and Leader newspapers. She has an obsession with the quirky things in life and loves to write about them. She is especially fond of weird...On May 29, 2013
By Sophia WhitfieldOn November 3, 2014
More than 100 million copies of the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James have sold around the world. The film adaptation is scheduled for release in February starring...On January 18, 2015
Remember Kate Reddy from I Don’t Know How She Does It? The time-poor harassed mother of two was immortalised on screen by Sarah Jessica Parker. Now she is back with...On November 24, 2017