Ali and Ros are sisters who are as close as they are different. Ali married the first boy she ever loved. Ros tried to remember the name of hers the other day and gave up and had a chocolate bar instead.
Ali thinks everything will work out. Ros thinks everything will get found out. But for all their differences, they are fiercely close and desperately proud of each other. Nothing feels real until it has been spoken aloud to the other. They both love to talk, laugh and write, preferably over a bottle of bubbly and something coated in chocolate.
Ros Baxter has a law degree and a PhD, neither of which taught her anything about how to parent three small children. She is a senior public servant in Indigenous policy and is currently cooking bub number four (proving book learning don’t buy brains!).
Title: SISTER PACT
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia.
Release Date: 1st May, 2012.
Frances (Frankie) has only ever slept with one man – her lawyer husband. She’s into pearls and her charity work and has a pathological aversion to profanity. She’s utterly miserable after discovering her perfect life wasn’t so perfect after all and she has money problems that go way beyond the costs of maintaining her sleek blonde bob.
Joni has green hair, a ferret for a best friend, and thinks monogamy sounds like a particularly nasty STD. She runs an animal shelter that’s almost as down on its luck as she is. And then there’s the record shop she recently inherited. It seemed great, until she discovered it came complete with bad debts to guys with no respect for her knee-caps.
Hero bio: This book is essentially a sister story but with the firm belief that no book is truly good without a little bit of loving there are also two wonderful men.
Nick – a bronzed Australian farmer who’s good with his hands and especially good with his mouth.
Lex – the big-name Shakespearean director who has some demons of his own but finds a kindred spirit in Joni.
Interesting feature/s of this book: SISTER PACT is a book about sisters written by sisters. It’s a tandem novel, that is the story is told through alternating POV chapters – Joni and Frances. The book is a bit of IN HER SHOES meets DEAD FAMOUS.
It will appeal to all women who love to laugh and cry in the same book, and who realise that only those who know you well can hurt you like you never imagined. And to everyone who likes a really happy ending.
There’s also a very cute ferret called Des who hitchhikes to Australia inside a bra high on rodent Valium.
Two very different sisters. Once inseparable, they have long been estranged after an unimaginable betrayal.
Organised and uptight Frances married the only man she’d ever slept with. But no one told her that seven years later she’d be having sexual fantasies about everyone from the pizza delivery guy to Denis Thatcher.
Scatterbrained animal-lover Joni never knew she was so attached to her kneecaps until she thought she might have to say goodbye to them forever.
After their beloved grandmother – a game-show addict – dies, they discover that they have each been left one million pounds in her will. The kicker is that they can only inherit if they participate in a gruelling reality TV programme, Endurance Island, as a team.
They can survive the jungle. They can survive the humiliating challenges. But can they survive each other?
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