Barbara Hannay

Barbara Hannay

Multi Award Winning, Multi-Published Bestselling Author

Sparkling, feel-good, emotional romance



Barbara's latest Australian fiction release

Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is painfully aware that her biological clock isn’t just ticking, it’s booming. When her long term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as she can – to a job on a small country newspaper in Queensland’s far north.

The little town seems idyllic, a cosy nest, and Chloe plans to regroup and, possibly, to embark on single motherhood via IVF. But she soon realises that no place is free from trouble or heartache. The grouchy news editor, Finn Latimer, is a former foreign correspondent who has retreated after a family tragedy. Emily, the paper’s elegant, sixty-something owner, is battling with her husband’s desertion. Meanwhile, the whole town is worried when their popular young baker disappears.


As lives across generations become more deeply entwined, the lessons are clear. Secrets and silence harbour pain, while honesty and openness bring healing and hope. And love. All that’s needed now is courage…

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About Barbara Hannay

Barbara Hannay is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than fifty novels published in twenty-six languages worldwide. She lives in tropical North Queensland with her husband.

Towards the end of my secondary schooling, I expressed interest in becoming a journalist, but was told quite definitely it wasn’t a very nice career for a woman, so I became an English teacher and fell in love with a journalist instead. I gained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queensland University and later taught English at various high schools in regional Queensland.

I have always enjoyed the support of my family and I’ve been lucky to have a partner who can give encouragement and advice as a fellow writer. I sincerely hope that my experience might help other aspiring writers to stick to the task.

Follow your dream, because perseverance can finally pay off!