151 x 232 x 31mm
Have you ever had a secret?
In a small suburb of Gawler, South Australia, the tang of cut grass and eucalyptus seem to mingle perpetually on the warm air.
The neat houses perched under the big gum on Church Street have seen many things over the long years. Years of sprinklers stuttering over clipped lawns, children playing behind low brick walls. The milkie, coming and going, leaving out bottles, or blocks of butter and cheese. A seemingly endless stream of youthful paperboys. Couples tending their veggies and chasing chooks. Family barbecues. Gossipy neighbours hanging out washing or drinking sundowners on their verandahs. Arguments. Accidents. Births, deaths, marriages. The street has seen it all.
Until the arrival of Thomas, Elsie and Aida.
In this, Kim Lock's third novel of what really goes on behind closed doors, she weaves the tale of three ordinary people with big secrets; a story of forty years of betrayal, marriage, loss and laughter. It is a joyous story, a rich tapestry of Australian life as well as a heartwarming depiction of love against the odds.
Reviews for Like I Can Love
This thrilling novel explores the intricacies of love, and its power to both hurt and heal.
A powerful story ... you'll want to read on. * * * *
A fascination with the lives people live behind closed doors... As the characters shed their carefully constructed public facades, it is clear there is more to each of them than first meets the eye.
Not so much a whodunnit as a whydunnit... A tale of secrets and lies (kept and told by everyone).