When offering to drive her brother to Byron Bay to escape the bitter Blue Mountains winter, Sidney neglects to mention her planned detour to the small coastal town of Watercolour Cove.
Thirty-five years earlier, Watercolour Cove is a very different place. Two brothers are working the steep, snake-infested slopes of a Coffs Coast banana plantation. Seventeen-year-old David does his share, but he spends too much time daydreaming about becoming a famous artist and skiving off with Tilly, the pretty girl from the neighbouring property. His older brother, Matthew, has no time for such infatuations. His future is on the land and he plans to take over the Greenhill plantation from his father.
Life is simple on top of the mountain for David, Matthew and Tilly until the winter of 1979 when tragedy strikes, starting a chain reaction that will ruin lives for years to come. Those who can, escape the Greenhill plantation. One stays—trapped on the mountain and haunted by memories and lost dreams.
That is, until the arrival of a curious young woman, named Sidney, whose love of family shows everyone the truth can heal, what’s wrong can be righted, the lost can be found, and . . . there’s another side to every story.
When Jenn J. McLeod quit Sydney’s corporate communications chaos, she bought a little café in a small town and ran a unique, dog-friendly B&B in country New South Wales. Home is now a fifth wheeler caravan, and her days are spent writing heartwarming tales of Australian country life that weave intricate tapestries of friendship, family, love, and contemporary issues. Readers and reviewers alike enthusiastically received Jenn’s debut, House for all Seasons, placing it at Number 5 on the 2013 Nielsen’s Best Selling Debut Novel list. Simmering Season is the second book in her Seasons Collection, followed by her third novel, Season of Shadow and Light. Visit Jenn at her website at JennJMcLeod.com, on Twitter @JennJMcLeod, and at her author Facebook page, Jenn J McLeod.Books.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (May 1, 2016)