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Her Time to Shine

Fiona McCallum



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01 April 2022
Sometimes serendipity comes knocking, and life leads us to the most surprising places ...

It's never too late to find your true self.

While very pretty, the tiny town of Melrose isn't where Erica thought she'd be at almost fifty. And working in a funeral home and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while navigating her grief as a recent widow, is not how she thought her life would look either. But she's committed to her lovely new boss, Walter, who gave her a chance when she so desperately needed it.

Erica's friends and daughters back in Adelaide cheer her on as she discovers a genuine love for her new job, forms friendships and immerses herself in the local community. But why is she being plagued with fresh bouts of anxiety and flashes of partial memories of her brother Mark who died when she was eleven? Why is there so much about him she doesn't know and can't remember? And why does it feel like it's more about her than him?

But she has to put it all aside when, despite being happy and settled, Erica is suddenly called upon to step up and face her deepest fear. If she can, what will she discover about herself and her past? And what will it mean for her future?

From Australia's master storyteller, a tender story about finding strength and fulfilment after major upheaval, and discovering you can only outrun your true calling for so long ...
Imprint:   HQ
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   521g
ISBN:   9781867207887
ISBN 10:   1867207885
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fiona McCallum was raised on a cereal and wool farm near Cleve on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula and remained in the area until her mid-twenties, during which time she married and separated. She then moved to Melbourne and on to Sydney a few years later. Fiona's first novel, Paycheque, was published in 2011 and became a bestseller. In the eleven years since, she has written another twelve bestselling novels. Her Time to Shine is Fiona's fourteenth book. Currently residing in Adelaide, Fiona is a full-time novelist who writes heart-warming stories that draw on her rich and contrasting life experiences, love of animals and fascination with human nature. For more information about Fiona and her books, visit her website at She can also be found on Facebook at

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