Love and Other Battles
'Emotional, compelling. Absolutely loved it!'
Books and Publishing
'A timeless story of love's strength and endurance. A must-read for all fiction lovers'
'I loved these strong, flawed and totally relatable women. A testament to Tess Woods' writing.'
'Utterly unputdownable '
'Contemporary fiction at its finest'
Theresa Smith, Australian Women's Writers Challenge
'A writer who is a clear figurehead and spokeswoman of our times'
Mrs B's Book Reviews
Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story.
1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier ... but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop.
1989: Jess's daughter, Jamie, dreams of a simple life - marriage, children, stability - then she meets a struggling musician and suddenly the future becomes wilder and complex.
2017: When Jamie's daughter, CJ, brings home trouble in the form of the coolest boy at school, the worlds of these three women turn upside down ... and the past returns to haunt them.
Spanning the trauma of the Vietnam War to the bright lights of Nashville, the epidemic of teenage self-harm to the tragedy of incurable illness, Love and Other Battles is the heart-wrenching story of three generations of Australian women, who learn that true love is not always where you seek it.
If you loved The Notebook, this is the novel for you