The Patterson Girls

by Rachael Johns

On Sale: 09/17/2015

The Patterson Girls

by Rachael Johns

On Sale: 09/17/2015


About the Book

The ABIA award-winning novel from bestselling author Rachael Johns.

How can four sisters build the futures they so desperately want, when the past is reaching out to claim them?

When the Patterson daughters return home to Meadow Brook to be with their father after their mother's death, they bring with them a world of complication and trouble.

The eldest sister, obstetrician Madeleine, would rather be anywhere but her hometown, violinist Abigail has fled from her stellar career, while teacher Lucinda is struggling to have the children she and her husband so desperately want. The black sheep of the family, Charlie, feels her life as a barista and exercise instructor doesn't measure up to that of her gifted and successful sisters.

Dealing with their bereft father who is determined to sell the family motel, their loves old and new and a series of troublesome decisions doesn't make life any easier, but when they go through their mother's possessions and uncover the shocking secret of an old family curse, they begin to question everything they thought they knew.

A warm and wise novel about secrets revealed, finding your soulmate and the unique bond between sisters.

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Critical Praise

'The relationships between the sisters reminds me of Monica McInerney' — Bookseller + Publisher

'The Patterson Girls addresses the big stuff that makes us tick: love, family, relationships. The parts of the novel dealing with infertility were particularly well done.' — Tracey Spicer

'There'll be something you'll identify with in each sister and you'll be questioning your own family dynamics. A story of love and redemption that will surprise you. ' — The Sydney Morning Herald

'Each character is well drawn and there's enough happening to make it a real page turner' — Weekend Post

'A remarkable story of four sisters, family secrets and discovering what's really important in life.' — Koondrook & Barham Bridge

'a beautiful story of redemption that's both surprising and satisfying' — Sunday Age



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780857994332
  • ISBN 10: 0857994336
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 09/17/2015
  • Pages: 512
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life / Siblings
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Friendship

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