I’m excited to reveal the gorgeous cover and title of my next book!

Suitcase of Dreams tells the story of Lotte and her family’s immigration and new life in Australia after leaving post-war Germany in the 1950s.

Suitcase of Dreams will be released in November 2018.

Here’s a little blurb to tantalise for now… but there will be more coming about the writing of this story and the fascinating things I learnt along the way!

After enduring the horror and chaos of postwar Germany, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia full of hope for a new life. It’s a land of opportunity, where Lotte and husband Erich hope to give their children the future they have always dreamed of.

After years of struggling to find their feet as ‘New Australians’, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich’s role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family.

As the shadow of the Vietnam War looms, the unexpected arrival of someone from Lotte’s past forces her to a turning point.

Her decision will change her life forever – and  she will  finally understand the true meaning of home.