Janette Paul: The Summer Place

AAR-Janette-Paul-The-Summer-PlaceJanette Paul’s warm, feel-good novel The Summer Place squeezes your heart with themes of love, friendship and family, all set in a beautiful Australian coastal town.

As three women return to the summer place of their youth, each is grappling with the cards life has dealt them. But the journey back to this sleepy coastal town will bring them to far more than just a beach wedding.

Erin, recovering from a near-fatal cycling accident, is the reluctant maid of honour. Still coming to terms with her devastating injuries, will she find what she needs to walk down the aisle with all eyes on her?

Years ago, Jenna fell in love with the groom at his family’s treasured holiday spot. Will watching him marry someone else finally allow her to get over him?

Cassie, living in Barcelona and recently widowed, is desperate to move on from her grief. The invitation to return to Australia for the wedding will give her a chance to step away from her life – and come to terms with more than she bargained for.

Emotions run high as each woman faces a crossroad, yet they will find that the place at the coast offers all of them a chance to learn to heal, love and belong . . .

“Janette Paul’s writing is wonderfully evocative. I felt the sun in my face and the sand between my toes – I wanted it to be my summer place.” – Meredith Appleyard

Janette Paul is an internationally published author of contemporary women’s fiction and romantic comedy, and is the alter ego of award-winning suspense author Jaye Ford. Her first novel won two Davitt Awards for Australian women crime writers and her books have been translated into nine languages.

She is a former news and sport journalist, was the first woman to host a live national sport show on Australian TV and ran her own public relations consultancy before turning to fiction. She now writes from her home in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The Summer Place is published by Pan Macmillan Australia and is available from all leading book retailers including QBD Books.

Image: The Summer Place – courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia