Author(s): Deborah O'Brien
A compelling novel of starting over from the author of Mr Chen's Emporium. Eighteen months ago Angie Wallace thought her world had ended. Now she's fighting off suitors - and facing a crisis she never saw coming ...'Unrequited love hurt like hell - whether you were fifteen or fifty-something.' Following the death of her beloved husband Phil, Angie has made a new life for herself in the enchanting gold rush town of Millbrooke. The proud proprietor of the Old Manse BandB and a fierce protector of local history, her transition from 'blow-in' to bona fide Millbrooker is complete. She's even fallen for the erudite but scruffy Richard Scott, owner of Millerbrooke House. But just as the relationship between Angie and Richard seems to be blossoming, a woman from his past arrives back in town - and turns their world upside down. Because Diana Goodmann isn't all she seems, and when Angie vows to unearth the truth about her rival she finds herself a long way from home - and in very grave danger.
Deborah O'Brien is a teacher, visual artist and writer. Although she was born and educated in Sydney, she has family links to rural New South Wales by way of her father and her maternal grandmother. Together with her husband and son, she divides her time between the city and a country cottage, overlooking a creek frequented by platypuses. It is her dream to own a small herd of alpacas. She has authored several non-fiction books, contributed articles to a variety of magazines and written short stories. A Place of Her Own is her third novel, and completes the Millbrooke trilogy of Mr Chen's Emporium and The Jade Widow.