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Publisher's Summary

A picturesque small town, a cozy community garden, a facade of tolerance and acceptance - but when three women with wildly different loyalties come together, what secrets and lies will be revealed? A timely novel exploring prejudice and privilege, from best-selling Australian author Fiona Lowe.

Tara Hooper is at breaking point. With two young children, a business in a town struggling under an unexpected crime wave, and her husband more interested in his cricket team than their marriage, life is a juggling act. Then, when new neighbors arrive and they are exactly the sort of people the town doesn't want or need, things get worse.

Life has taught Helen Demetriou two things: Being homeless is terrifying, and survival means keeping your cards close to your chest. Having clawed back some stability through her involvement in the community garden, she dares to relax. But as she uncovers some shady goings-on in the council, that stability turns to quicksand.

For teenage mother Jade Innes, life can be lonely among the judgement of the town and the frequent absences of her boyfriend. A chance encounter draws her into the endangered community garden where she makes friends for the first time. Glimpsing a different way of life is enticing, but its demands are terrifying. Does she even deserve to try?

Can such disparate women unite to save the garden and ultimately stop the town from tearing itself apart?

©2021 Fiona Lowe (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A Home Like Ours by Fiona Lowe

What a beautiful book I really enjoyed this book the story the people in it made me wish I had more than my 3 adult children
I can not waite to read another book by Fiona 💜💜💜 Thank you everyone .

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love love love

loved this book, I will recommend to friends. So honest and truthful really makes me think

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Engaging story & characters

This book had a very engaging storyline & believable characters that inspired real affection, and sometimes dislike for.

It highlighted various issues especially relevant to small towns: cliques from school days, racial tensions & racism, societal pressures & corruption in Councils.

The only reason I didn’t give it overall 5 stars was that I reserve that for life changing books: but in terms of being enjoyable, and raising issues to get you thinking this was fantastic.

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Outstanding

Insightful storylines capturing the Australian reality. Told beautifully. Will read more from this author.

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New favourite author and narrator

I rarely review books but I absolutely loved everything about this on. The characters, the story, the perfect narrator. Thank you Fiona Lowe. It was a pleasure.

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Nearly gave it away.

Started to listen nearly stopped becauseof narration The storyline was fine and decided to give it ago. Found this story engaging. Overall it was better than I had expected. Found it heartwarming in places. Also about the corruption in governments.

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always love her books

loved it! loved the characters. I like the storyline and the complex issues that came up for the different women

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Loved this!

I loved the story line and characters. It was both informative on key social issues and so well written I didn't want to put it down. The narrator did an incredible job with her many voices and personalities. Such a great listen!!

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Great story ..... after a few attempts

I struggled to start this book and really get into the story line. However after a few restarts I managed to continue. It ended up being a great story. At times though the story seems to skip important things..... you kind of have to put it together later on.

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Excellent read

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want to end. Well written and real. I'm also familiar with some of places having driven through them many times.

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  • 04-03-2022

A Beautifull Australian Story About Friendship

Firstly let me say I loved this story, it is a story that takes in some issues that are with us always and handles them so well, this is the story of women and the struggle they have in their day to lives not only with family but homelessness, the upheaval of moving from war torn countries to start a new life and how a community garden help them come together, learn from each other, open up to each other and fight for justice and happiness.


This story brings woman from totally different backgrounds together, things don’t always run smoothly and personalities can clash but the community garden, the joy at growing food and flowers brings them together, they learn so much from each other, they are there for each other in many ways and friendships and trusts are formed. Challenges are thrown up when their community garden is under threat and they band together to fight them, I loved these woman, MS. Lowe has made these woman come to life on the pages and I was cheering them on as their lives move forward in this beautiful town.

This story was an emotional journey for me, so beautifully written, it pulled at my heartstrings as we see Helen, Jade, Fiza and Tara find their happy place in life, to see them form such beautiful friendships that all started with a community garden, a place to bond and learn, yes I was left in tears at the end, tears of happiness, thank you MS. Lowe for another keeper, these ladies will stay with me for a long time to come. I do highly recommend this one.
Rebecca Macauley was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • 13-04-2021

Loved it!

A voice like caramel and wonderful story. Not the usual plot. A really easy read.

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