Through the unlikeliest of friendships comes a second chance.
Rosie Larson doesn't trust people - and with good reason. Her violent ex-boyfriend, Joel, is out of jail and she's determined he won't find her or their eleven-year-old son.
For Isobel Hutchins, the cost of success is beginning to prove too high. Her impressive career and comfortable lifestyle can't protect her from the news her mother is dying or the need to face her past.
When tragedy strikes, Rosie and Isobel are thrown together despite their differences. In this difficult space, they draw strength from each other and form an unlikely friendship that may just see them through.
Small Blessings is a poignant and uplifting tale of secrets, motherhood, innocence and heartache, and ultimately what we're willing to do for love.
Emily Brewin is a Melbourne-based writer and educator.
Small Blessings is her second novel. Hello, Goodbye, her first novel, was published by Allen & Unwin in June 2017. She has been awarded an Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers' and Illustrators' Mentorship for her fiction writing, and has been shortlisted for Hachette Australia's Manuscript Development Program and Varuna's Publisher Introduction Program. Her short stories have been short listed for a number of literary awards, including the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, Overland's Fair Australia Prize and the Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards.
She is currently completing an Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. In a past life, she studied journalism and wrote for Shine, Metro and Screen Education magazines. She is currently working on her third novel.
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Author: Emily Brewin