The Lawson Sisters

by Janet Gover

On Sale: 20/01/2020


About the Book

A heartfelt and compelling story of family, secrets and second chances, set in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley of NSW, from an award-winning new voice in Australian fiction.

A fractured family. Guilty secrets. Can the Lawson legacy be saved?

For many years Elizabeth Lawson has battled single-handedly to run the family's historic horse stud in memory of her beloved father. But a devastating loss puts her dreams at risk. With no options left, Liz is forced to turn to her estranged sister Kayla for help.

Kayla has built a new life in the city as a wedding planner, far removed from the stableyard sweat and dust of her rural upbringing. She never thought she'd go back. But when Liz calls out of the blue, Kayla forms a plan that could save their childhood home.

Kayla's return forces Liz to confront her past ... and her future, in the shape of Mitch, her first and only love, who still watches over her from the other side of the creek.

But Liz still hides a terrible secret. When Kayla learns the truth, will the Lawson sisters find common ground or will their conflict splinter the family once again?

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489294289
  • ISBN 10: 1489294287
  • Imprint: Mira - AU
  • On Sale: 20/01/2020
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Undefined Category


Janet Gover grew up in a small Queensland country town, surrounded by books and ponies. Her writing career began as a journalist in Australia, Asia and Europe. She followed that with a career in IT which sent her to some unusual destinations such as Pinewood Movie Studios, Kazakhstan and the Kingdom of Lesotho.  She's been writing novels since 2009. Most are set in outback Australia, except for one set in Antarctica and featuring several million penguins. Her stories mostly revolve around family and community relationships, and strong women taking control over their lives. If there's a bit of romance along the way, so much the better. She has won or been shortlisted for fiction awards in Australia, the UK and the US and speaks at writing conferences, and leads writing workshops and mentors new writers. While living in Hong Kong, she met an Englishman with green eyes, whom she subsequently married. They now live in London, with a very fat cat.

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