Confronting, amusing and compelling, this is a story about choices and how they shape who we become.
There is good love and bad love. Good sex and bad sex. And sometimes it's hard to know the difference.
Paediatrician and mother Mia Sandhurst is scraping to keep her marriage together after her husband of 25 years breaks her heart. Finally facing reality, Mia embarks on a series of outlandish new behaviours to make startling discoveries about herself, love and life.
But the lies and betrayal Mia endures are nothing compared to those of her 15 year old patient, Rachel Hooper.
Set on the magical coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, WHAT MATTERS MOST is a story of love, family, misplaced loyalty and how our choices shape who we are.
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A brilliant Australian novel about what matters most - family and love!
I absolutely loved What Matters Most! It's fantastic to get lost in such a well written story that's set here in South Australia. The story unfolds in such a realistic way you can expect each of the characters to occupy your head between reads... The sign of a great book... And a true taste of great Australian story telling!
What Matters Most
An amazingly gripping story which gets to the heart of child abuse and its affect on family and friends.
I enjoyed every page. I couldn't put the story aside until I had finished reading it.
It is well written and shows insight about the problems that child abuse creates in the family and community.
An excellent read.
What Matters Most
I was hooked from the first page with this sad, but ultimately uplifting account of sexual abuse in a small community.
I found myself really feeling an emotional connection with many of the characters and despite the subject matter, found the story to be one of hope. The characters were believable.
The author also seemed to capture the beautiful environment of the Fleurieu Peninsula with a startling clarity, evoking many memories of summers spent there on the beaches.
I will be looking out for any other novels by Dianne Maguire in the future.