They say a change is as good as a holiday...but what if you don't want either?
Is her family's happiness more important than her own?
The first time Ashling Wood realises her marriage is on the rocks is when her husband, Adrian, suggests they try nest parenting. Heartbroken, Ash suddenly finds herself living a double life - one week with her children, the next cohabiting with her happily single sister-in-law. Her friends think the modern custody solution is an exciting opportunity for her to spread her wings, but all Ash wants is her family back together.
An offer to renovate a seaside cottage seems like the perfect distraction for Ash while waiting for Adrian to come to his senses. She's determined to fix her marriage as well as the cottage, but life gets even more complicated when she meets local fisherman Dan Emerson.
Soon, each home-stay becomes more dysfunctional, while for the other week Ash enjoys the peaceful life of the beachside community. The more time Ash spends in Ragged Point, the more she questions what she really wants. Is a sea-change the fresh start she needs to move on?
When tragedy calls Ash back to the city, she's torn between the needs of her family and her future. Can her family life fit in with a permanent move to the beach or could Ash's new-found independence attract Adrian back to the nest?
'With her typical humour, empathy and wisdom, Rachael Johns has once again created characters you can't help but fall in lovewith and wish the best for. Flying the Nest might just be her best novel yet!' - Tess Woods
'Writing with warmth and insight, Rachael Johns is brilliant at capturing the joy and sadness in all of our lives. I hope she has many more tales to tell!' - Australian author Anthea Hodgson
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When Ash Wood’s husband suggests that they try nest parenting—alternating weeks living in the family home with their kids—her stable life suddenly teeters. But when she begins spending her off-weeks fixing up a quaint beach cottage, she finds a new lease of life not just from that sea change but in a strong connection with a coastal local. In signature Rachael Johns fashion, Flying the Nest illuminates the complexities of modern life with just enough levity. Read with confiding closeness by Australian actor/singer Casey Withoos, it’s a heartening story about discovering that family and home aren’t always tied to a single place.
Feel good story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
A good read
I was surprised. Well written and an interesting story.
Such a beautiful story.
Could not put this down so good.