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Publisher's Summary

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 realizes 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?

Praise

"With her typical humour, empathy and wisdom, Rachael Johns has once again created characters you can't help but fall in love with 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 Hodgsons)

©2020 Rachael Johns (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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This was wonderful!

I couldn’t get enough of this book. I really enjoyed the characters and Casey Withoos did an amazing job of bringing them to life.

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Easy listening

Enjoyed it, modern day parenting and love. Great at setting the scene without going overboard.

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Rachael's writing is wonderful as always.

it's always hard to wait for the next book to be released and they never disappoint. it was a very enjoyable story

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I enjoyed this book didn’t want it to end

Yes it hit home with a few things. By the time I got into it I didn’t want it to end

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Enjoyed so much listening sometimes very close to my reality then the suspense...everyone should enjoy this heartfelt book believe me you won’t want to put it down..I didn’t
Thanks again Rachael Johns for writing
Flying the Nest 😉💚

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Outstanding

Another wonderful story from Rachel Johns delivered perfectly by the talented Casey Withoos. 10 stars.

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Lovely book

Lovely story and not predictable. Really enjoyed this one and think it’s one of hers suitable for a broader audience

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Fabulous !

Loved the rawness of this book. Honest frank feelings ! Loved the narrator, no pretentious voices as you hear sometimes. Thank you for a splendid listen !! Maybe lends to a sequel???

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A really good listen

I enjoyed this book very much. I love the author's writing style and the narrator did a great job. Will definitely read more of Rachel John's books.

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How good?!

I'm a Kiwi girl and contrary to popular beliefs, I absolutely adore Aussies and their accent! I got this book on a whim, as it came up as on the $3.99 deal of the day. I was impressed by the reviews, so went for it. What a pleasant surprise! I've been in a bit of a slump, haven't read something I really loved in a wee while. I loved this book!
Ashling was such a loveable character, I found myself yelling "yes bitch!" several times while listening. Great writing, I'm definitely going to check out more from this author, and the narration was fantastic! Excellent experience all round. BTW I'm 29, happily married with no children - very different life to Ashling, but that's what reading is, right? Experiencing different walks of life. 5 Stars from me :).

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