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A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019-release, aussie-authors, contemporary-fiction, 5000-2019, arc, net-galley, own-read, read-on-kindle

The new home that Alice Hamilton and her partner David had moved into wasn’t Alice’s first choice, but David liked it and it fell in with what he thought would match his career. His job meant he travelled a lot and with Alice’s university degree finished, she was at a loose end. David kept on at her to get a good job to help with the mortgage payments. But it wasn’t that easy. The position offered by David’s friend wasn’t something she wanted to do…

When Alice received a phone call from a well-known real estate agency, with an offer for her as a PA to Carmel Gold, one of the partners, Alice was ecstatic. She felt this was the career she’d been waiting for and she loved the thought of matching new homes with people. But gradually Alice lost her confidence while her brain felt scrambled. She couldn’t work out what was going wrong. And the way Carmel was with Alice had her dreading each day’s work. What could Alice do? Her best friend Lauren was her sounding board – but Alice’s unhappiness was the catalyst.

A Life of her Own is another heartfelt and poignant novel by Aussie author Fiona McCallum which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s set in Melbourne and shows sides of people we don’t often see, but also unfortunately, sides we do see far too often. Bullying, manipulation, intimidation, narcissism – all found a place in A Life of her Own. But there was also kindness, caring and support as well. An excellent novel, A Life of her Own is one I have no hesitation in recommending. And I love the cover 😊

With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

December 12, 2018 – Shelved
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: 2019-release
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: net-galley
March 8, 2019 – Started Reading
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: own-read
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: read-on-kindle
March 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Claire I think I've got this one, I'll have to check


Brenda I think you'll enjoy it Claire :)


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