10 May 2016 Coffs Coast Has Starring Role in Novel

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10 May 2016 Coffs Coast Has Starring Role in Novel

The Coffs Coast plays a starring role in the latest novel by former Sawtell local and popular author Jenn J McLeod.

Released on May 1, ‘The Other Side of the Season’ is the fourth in Jenn J. McLeod’s successful ‘Seasons Collection’ and she will be promoting it at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Wednesday May 25.

Jenn’s stories are all about ‘small towns with big hearts and all the quirky, lovable Aussie characters readers enjoy’.

“They are contemporary stories that embrace life, love and second chances as characters reconnect with, or sometimes discover, the country roots that run deep,” she says.

‘The Other Side of the Season’ starts with Sidney offering to drive her brother to Byron Bay to escape the Blue Mountains winter, but she neglects to mention her planned detour to the small coastal town of Watercolour Cove.

Thirty-five years before, Watercolour Cove was a very different place. Two brothers work the steep, snake-infested slopes of a Coffs Coast banana plantation. Seventeen-year-old David does his share, but spends too much time daydreaming and being with Tilly, the pretty girl next door. His older brother, Matthew, is more focused. His future is on the land and he plans to take over the Greenhill plantation from his father.

But in the winter of 1979, tragedy strikes and starts a chain reaction that ruins lives for many years. Those who can, escape the Greenhill plantation. One stays - trapped on the mountain and haunted by memories and lost dreams - until the arrival of a curious young woman, named Sidney, whose love of family shows everyone the truth can heal, what’s wrong can be righted, the lost can be found and there’s another side to every story.

The event has been organised in conjunction with the Book Warehouse and copies of Jenn McLeod’s four ‘Seasons’ books will be available for purchase on the night.

The evening will begin with refreshments at 5:30pm with the talk beginning at 6pm. The event is free, however bookings are essential. Book online via http://tinyurl.com/JennMcleodAuthorTalk or call 6648 4900 to secure your place.