Number four in the Irish Times Bestsellers list in original fiction week ending 4th January 2014
Praise for 5 Peppermint Grove
Michelle never lets the reader guess what’s coming and keeps the suspense with the warmth she adds to every page. Bookshelf reviews
Jackson's latest novel will resonate with many Irish readers who have been touched by the heartbreak of emigration. Funny and empathetic, it is probably her best work yet. Irish Independent
Another great book by a great Irish author! Michelle Jackson never disappoints! Bookworm
Personally I think this is my favourite out of Michelle's books that I've read so far as it had a little bit of everything in it, an interesting mix of characters, stunning location, family dramas, great friendships, new romances, as well as a bit of intrigue. ShazsBookBoudoir.blogspot.com
Emigration, emigration, emigration…Ruth Travers is leaving Ireland like so many of the Irish Diaspora who have gone before her. But unlike most she’s travelling business class on a Boeing 777 and will be landing in sunny Perth Western Australia sometime in January. Leaving behind her married boyfriend of ten years, Ruth hopes to make a fresh start but not everyone is happy with Ruth’s decision to go. When she tells her mother Angela that she is Australia bound she is met with scorn. It is only when she discovers an airmail envelope with the address 5 Peppermint Grove scrawled across it that Ruth wonders why her parents left Australia without explanation.
Her best friend Julia Perrin gently orchestrated the move for her friend’s own good. She is a successful business woman with her own travel company and so busy fixing everybody else’s life she sees no need to do so with her own…until she visits Ruth in Perth! Sunshine, sandy beaches and Barbeques abound but there may be more than Angela’s secret waiting for them in Peppermint Grove…
About the Author
Michelle Jackson is the author of five bestselling novels. Her novels all have a travel theme and are numbered one to five. One Kiss in Havana , Two Days in Biarritz , Three Nights in New York and 4am in Las Vegas. She enjoys researching new settings and weaves different cultural and social findings into her books. Her work has been successfully translated internationally and is available in Norwegian, Dutch, German and Portuguese.