Review - I loved the beginning, the pacing, the ending, and everything in-between. This was the author’s debut novel. If you are looking for a book with meaning, substance, and enjoyable storyline with Romance and history, this is your next fantastic read! Author Telma Rocha
Review - This was an absolutely magical read, one in which will remain with me for a long time after turning the final page. Angela – Goodreads’ Reviewer
Review - Loved the North Queensland setting for this novel - the coastline and fishing, the beaches, the shack, towns and pubs were all brought to life with beautiful description. An interesting mix of family turmoil, a coming of age, love and its complications against the backdrop of World War II and Australians fighting in New Guinea. A very commendable first novel. Jill – Goodreads’ Reviewer
A novel that offers a linkage between the present and past while showcasing the natural beauty of a spectacular slice of Australia.
An isolated fishing shack on a beautiful bay in the Whitsundays provides Luke with a retreat where he can find peace and solitude. However, the discovery of family war relics, and a developing relationship with the beautiful Lily, connects family histories and reveals a story that threatens to destroy his chance at real happiness.
Will the wartime secrets prove to be the breaking point for a beautiful romance? Or can two families put the deeds of the past behind them?
Romantic and purely Australian, The Shack by the Bay captures the pristine beauty of the Whitsundays and the wartime memories of older Australians while introducing an eclectic blend of friends and family.