John Heyworth Gift Pack

John Heyworth Gift Pack

John Heyworth

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John Heyworth Gift Pack 

John Heyworth 

1. A Cat Among the McIvers

A pet robot, an ambitious wife and a wild, free-spirited artist—was this too much for Michael McIver to handle? Set in the polarizing web of educational institutions in Australia, Michael worked at a local university as an IT technician where he enjoyed helping his academic colleagues with their computer problems. He aimed to please. And he wanted to please his wife too. That wasn’t easy. 

After twelve years of married life in Melbourne, Melissa had persuaded Michael that they should move to Perth, Western Australia to rejuvenate their lives. Michael wanted to be a father. ‘But not yet Michael,’ she told him. Michael accepted this passively; he knew that Melissa McIver was an ambitious educator who dreamt of becoming a principal in her own school. She believed that having children of her own would cramp her style. To please her, Michael took up a hobby instead; robotics. If this was a substitute for fatherhood, then it did keep Michael busy and happy for a time—until Julieta Venturi, a free-spirited artist and academic lecturer disrupted his simple life.

 Melissa uncovered a betrayal and Michael was caught between one’s fury and another’s lack of commitment. This is a story of how Melissa’s eventual forgiveness enabled Michael to find true love.

BOOK DETAILS

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Page count:  218

Internal pages: B&W

2. The Cowrie Shell

Jackie Taylor found a lucky cowrie shell on the beach, but was she wise to give it away to a man with secret desires?

Life was full of promise for a young woman at the beginning of her working life. But Jackie Taylor could not foresee the troubled future that lay ahead of her. As a young adult embarking on her teaching career, she found herself in the far north of Western Australia. Port Hedland is a mining town, and alcohol was an integral part of her social life there. Managing a balance between socialising and work was a challenge; however, it was there that she started to make lifelong friends with other young teachers—the Heddy Crew. And then along came a young traveller, a red-headed man who was destined to become a big part of her life.

Robbie Macpherson was a fun-loving, Scottish-born resident of Australia. He had a presence that demanded attention, and Jacqui certainly couldn’t ignore him for long. But two years in Port Hedland was enough for Jacqui. On her return to Perth to take up a new teaching position, Robbie got in touch, and a romance began that quickly led to marriage. Jackie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and her dream of a happy family life had become a reality. Or had it?

‘Beware of men who drink,’ her mother warned and Jackie was determined to listen to her advice. However, she hadn’t seen the signs. And when her child suddenly collapsed, Jackie found herself in a downward spiral.

Set in Western Australia from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, this is a poignant tale of a woman in a heartbreaking relationship and her courage in the face of adversity.

BOOK DETAILS

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Page count: 310

Internal pages: B&W

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