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Sometimes the biggest step to healing comes from the smallest of things . . . 

Fiona McCallum takes us on a heart-breaking and ultimately heartwarming journey from grief and loss to acceptance, renewal and what lies beyond. Finding Hannah will tug readers along by the heartstrings from the opening lines to the final pages.

rsz_9781489220363_0417_findinghannah_mockup-1Hannah Ainsley’s life has always felt blessed, and never more than at Christmas. Growing up the only child of loving parents, she’d never had any of the family dramas others complained about. She has great friends, and really hit jackpot with her husband, Tristan – who was close to the perfect partner, give-or-take a few forgivable flaws. But this Christmas, an unimaginable tragedy smashes through the veneer of her happy life. Broken by profound loss, Hannah must somehow pull what’s left back together. So when Christmas – now a black hole in her calendar – rolls around once more, how will she cope with a reminder of the worst day of her life? And where can she possibly go from here?

Through Hannah, Fiona McCallum convincingly conjures the legacy of grief, and the things that ameliorate it. How the smell of a loved one clings to bed linen like a painful memory. The feeling that doing the things you once loved ‘no longer felt right’. That sudden sense that – now that the worst has happened – anything is possible. And the moments when unasked for kindness lightens the heavy load. Until, unexpectedly you realise, you’re going to be okay.

At the core of this novel, though, is a tale of the kind of love that books all too often overlook: the love and support of true friends. Without her tightknit loving circle, Hannah couldn’t have coped. And McCallum really delves into the many ways that the family you choose can really help get you through the toughest of times.

Hannah’s experience may be extreme, but it’s one that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost. But the hard-won lessons of learning to accept help, and ultimately let life go on, are also in these pages. A moving, compassionate and uplifting read.

Fiona McCallum has enjoyed a life of contrasts. She was raised on a farm in South Australia. She now lives in suburban Adelaide, but remains a country girl at heart. Fiona writes ‘heart-warming journey of self-discovery stories’ that draw on her life experiences, love of animals and fascination with the human condition. She is the author of eight Australian bestsellers. Finding Hannah is her ninth novel.

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                      Publisher details

                      Finding Hannah
                      Author
                      Fiona McCallum
                      Publisher
                      Harlequin
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      20 March, 2017

                      Synopsis

                      Hannah Ainsley has the perfect life — an adoring husband, a close relationship with her parents, a wonderful job, and amazing friends. Best of all, it's Christmas — her favourite day of the whole year! It's a time to share with her family and friends, and enjoy the festivities.But this year will be like no other. Tragedy strikes and Hannah's world is shattered. If she's going to cope, she's going to need all the support she can gather and draw on every bit of her strength. Life will never be the same again but it's soon clear she has no alternative but to pull together a future from the remaining fragments.As Hannah heads towards the next festive season she will have to make a decision — should she stay with the people who have supported her or should she leave? Could the answer lie in a delayed gift?Fiona McCallum's most touching novel so far is a rich tapestry of deep emotions that is sure to capture the hearts of many.
                      Fiona McCallum
                      About the author

                      Fiona McCallum

                      Fiona McCallum spent her childhood years on the family cereal and wool farm outside a small town on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. An avid reader and writer, she decided at age nine that she wanted to be the next Enid Blyton! She is the author of PaychequeNowhere Else, Wattle Creek, Saving Grace, Time will Tell and Meant to Be.

                      Books by Fiona McCallum

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