How to Mend a Broken Heart

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Pub Date 05 May 2021 | Archive Date 12 May 2021

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Summer in New Orleans means hot days, long nights, spooky stories and surprising new beginnings.

Felicity Bell has struggled to move on after her marriage broke down. Her ex has found love again, her children have their own lives, and it's beginning to feel like her only comfort comes from her dog and her job as a taxidermist. So when Flick gets an offer to work in New Orleans for a few months, she's drawn to the chance to make a fresh start.

Zoe is ready to start a family with her husband, but when he betrays her, she's left shattered and desperate for a change of scenery. Joining her mother on the other side of the world to drown her sorrows seems the perfect solution.

Although both mother and daughter are wary of risking their hearts to love again, Theo, a jazz bar owner, and Jack, a local ghost hunter, offer fun, friendship and distraction. But all is not as it seems in New Orleans...

A chance meeting with Aurelia, a reclusive artist who surprises them with lessons from her life, prompts Flick and Zoe to reassess what they want too. Can all three women learn from the past in order to embrace their future?

An uplifting novel about three women joyously learning to move on after heartbreak by the bestselling author of The Patterson Girls and Flying The Nest.

Summer in New Orleans means hot days, long nights, spooky stories and surprising new beginnings.

Felicity Bell has struggled to move on after her marriage broke down. Her ex has found love again...


A Note From the Publisher

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women's fiction books including The Art of Keeping Secrets, The Greatest Gift and Lost Without You. She is currently Australia's leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women's issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit'. Rachael lives in the Perth hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training and a very badly behaved dog. She rarely sleeps and never irons.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women's fiction books...


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This book made me sleep deprived, as I kept saying “just one more chapter!” “Okay, fine, one more.” Finally after five chapters or so, I’d shut my eyes.

I love Rachael Johns books – they’re always entertaining and thought provoking – but I think this one might have become my favourite. Rachael’s specialty is making you feel like you really know the characters, but with this blissful book, the setting – of New Orleans – was also so richly portrayed. I went to New Orleans two years ago, and reading this book made me feel like I was travelling again, even with border closures at the time of reading.

Felicity’s marriage broke down years ago, but she has struggled to move on with her life and know what she really wants. When she gets an offer to move to New Orleans for a few months, she jumps at the chance and starts to carve out a path for herself – til her problems follow her, anyway!

Felicity’s daughter Zoe, now an adult, has her own problems, and thinks that a trip to New Orleans might just solve them. Or, maybe Zoe will realise that running away just results in new problems.

A chance meeting with Aurelia, a reclusive artist who surprises them with lessons from her life, prompts Flick and Zoe to reassess what they want too.

Can all three women learn from the past in order to embrace their future? Can all three women find out how to move on from heartbreak?

I highly recommend this book, but be sure to read it when you can put the world on hold for a while!

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The latest offering from Rachael Johns is a delightful read that takes you on an exciting adventure to New Orleans. You almost feel like you’re right there, with the delicious descriptions of Creole and Cajun foods, jazz music and the night life.

We follow our protagonist Flick from Western Australia to the American South. In the past few years, Flick has endured an unconventional marriage breakup, her two children have grown up and moved out. She is no longer the mother and wife that she was a few short years ago.

After seeing an opportunity advertised on Facebook to manage a business in New Orleans for a few months, Flick seizes the opportunity and escapes to New Orleans.

Just as Flick is finding her way in a new country and new city, her daughter Zoe lands on her doorstep with a broken heart.

New Orleans provides the girls with opportunities to move onwards and upwards, but not without some hiccups along the way.

Another enjoyable read from Rachael Johns.

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Summer in New Orleans means hot days, long nights, spooky stories and surprising new beginnings.
After reading this book I need to head to New Orleans for all of the above.
This was another of Rachael Johns books that I was unable to put down. The characters intrigued me, but not as much as the French Quarter. It was almost as if I could hear, taste and smell what was happening.
A fabulous, easy reading book that when I had finished it was like leaving old friends behind.

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