Published: September 2012
An exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of coastal China, about a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small cafe and gains the courage to trust what's in her heart.
Among the gaudy, busy streets of Macau, Grace Miller has lost her way. Her marriage to Pete, her Australian husband, is fraying and her dreams of having a family seem impossible.
With the heralding of a new year she resolves to do something bold. Something her impetuous Mama might do. In this pocket of China, filled with casinos and yum cha restaurants, she opens a small cafe. A sanctuary of macarons and tea, Lillian's becomes a place where the women of Macau meet, bridging cultural divides and sharing in each other's joys and heartbreaks.
For Grace, life seems to be finally coming together. But when Pete does the unthinkable, the secrets Grace thought she had buried rise to the surface, and it's now or never to lay old ghosts to rest, and trust her heart to lead her.
PRAISE FOR HANNAH TUNNICLIFFE
"Charming" Frances Whiting, author of Walking on Trampolines
"Sensuous" Australian Women's Weekly
"Heart-warming" Sunday Canberra Times
"Irresistible" Sun Herald