ISBN 978-1-922452-69-6 PAPERBACK
For the second time Gillian Porter is facing a tragic event in her life, and this time she’s on her own.
When her world was first turned upside down at the age of twenty, Liam Dempsey was by her side, but he doesn’t occupy that place anymore. After twenty-two years together they have been forced apart by a heartbreaking situation and a powerful enemy.
Essentially alone, Gillian moves to country Victoria and begins teaching again after a long absence from the classroom. With only her cavalier puppy Sybil for company, she vows to make the best of things as she begins her new life. However, it seems both life and Liam have other plans for her, when she meets an endearing little girl and her family who offer her everything she’s ever wanted.
Would it be a betrayal of Liam to accept?
And why is he encouraging her to do just that?
Can life knock you down and pick you up at the same time?
About the Author
ELIZABETH MARKHAM is retired and lives with her husband and their cavalier, Abby in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia. She has two adult children and one very special grandson. Liz is a former teacher, who has also worked in Recruitment and Training, Human Resources and Aged Care. She developed a love of reading from an early age, and remembers always having books on her birthday list for her parents when she was growing up. Liz was encouraged to write by a well known author of children’s and young adult fiction, and she remains grateful to Robin Klein for giving her the push she needed. Liz completed a number of creative writing courses in 2014 before beginning her first novel in 2015. She describes Surprise Packet as having a lot of her heart and soul in it, and being truly a labour of love.