Podcast: Second Chances with Tricia Stringer

Podcast: Second Chances with Tricia Stringer

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This week Cheryl Akle is joined by Tricia Stringer to discuss her latest book Table for Eight – a delightful, wise and heart–warming novel about second chances that celebrates friendships old and new. Together they discuss women’s fiction, and the rise of female authors in Australia.

Podcast guest: Tricia Stringer 

Tricia Stringer is a bestselling author of novels across three genres: historical saga, rural romance and now, women’s fiction. Her first book, Queen of the Road, won Romantic Book of the Year in Australia and she has been shortlisted for more awards. Tricia has spent many years in education as a teacher, a librarian and in middle management; with her husband she took on the first licensed Post Office in South Australia where they included a bookshop, and she now works as a full-time writer. Tricia travels Australia and sometimes overseas researching and drawing inspiration for her novels which always feature an authentic Australian voice. Home is a place near the beach in rural South Australia.

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                    Synopsis

                    Bestselling author and master storyteller Tricia Stringer's tackles troubled relationships, second chances and love old and new in this uplifting story of unlikely dining companions thrown together on a glamorous cruise. Readers of Liz Byrski, Monica McInerney and Rachael Johns will love this book.‘A delightful, wise and heart–warming novel about second chances that celebrates friendships old and new. I devoured every page.' Rachael JohnsA cruise – no matter how magical – can't change your life. Can it…?Clever, charming dressmaker Ketty Clift is embarking on her final cruise from Sydney before she must make serious changes in her life. Supported by the ship's all–powerful maitre d' Carlos, she has a mission: transform the lives of those who join her at her dining table every evening. Not only can Ketty turn Cinderellas into princesses with her legendary style–eye, but she has a gift for bringing people together.But this trip is different. As the glamour and indulgence of the cruise takes hold, and the ship sails further away from Sydney towards the Pacific Islands, it becomes clear that her fellow travellers – a troubled family, a grieving widower and an angry divorcee determined to wreak revenge on her ex – are going to be harder work than usual.As Ketty tries to deal with her own problems, including the unexpected arrival on board of her long–lost love, Leo – the man who broke her heart – as well as troubling news from home, she begins to realise this might be the one cruise that defeats her…A witty, warm and wise story of how embracing the new with an open heart can transform your life.

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