When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships.
Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new. But is the outside polish just a veneer? Community stalwart Julie thinks tourism could bring back some financial stability to their little corner of the world and soon prods Claire, Bec and Sophie into joining her group. But the scar tissue of trauma runs deep, and as each woman exposes her secrets and faces the damage that day wrought, a shocking truth will emerge that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations...
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My Thoughts On The Novel
Home Fires by author Fiona Lowe is simply stunning reading that did not disappoint this reader. Numerous one-eighty degree turns in behaviours by the character’s in the narrative shifted thoughts of the individual character portrayal's for this reader, making for interesting reading. The country backdrop setting and the diverse characters who faced boundless hurdles in the small town of Myrtle all combined for unmissable reading. At times I could not believe how the character miens shifted, but gosh it was great that the author gave the reader a chance to form secondary ideas of where the story might be heading, leaving them in an almost suspended motion. I could not even say who my fave character is in the read because there are many, and the ‘Stitch Bitches’ is priceless. Home Fires by author Fiona Lowe was a fabulous read that was unputdownable.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley