A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum
English | 2019 | General Fiction/Classics | ePUB |540 Kb
A Life Of Her Own:When knowledge gives you the power to change your life …
Alice Hamilton loved being a mature-age student, but now she’s finished her university degree she needs to find herself a career. But the job market is tough and it doesn’t help that her partner David keeps reminding her about their sizeable mortgage. When she’s offered a role in a major real estate agency, she jumps at the opportunity. David is excited by her prospects in the thriving Melbourne housing market, and Alice is pleased that she’ll be utilising her exceptional people skills.
But Alice quickly realises all is not as it seems. What is she doing wrong to be so out of sync with her energetic boss, Carmel Gold, agent extraordinaire? Alice is determined to make it work, but how much will it affect her values?
As everything starts to fall apart, a sudden visit home to the country town Alice escaped years ago provides an unexpected opportunity to get some perspective. Surrounded by people who aren’t what they seem, or have their own agendas, can Alice learn to ask for what she really wants … on her own terms?
From Australia’s master storyteller comes an inspiring story about standing up for yourself, making difficult choices and chasing your dreams
“A little over a month ago, she’d been stunned when she realised they were the successful bidders for this place, so much so she’d stood there in silence for a moment wondering what had happened after the hammer had gone down. And then, instead of jumping up and down, Alice and David had stared at each other with their mouths open and eyes wide until real estate agents flanked them and clasped them each by an elbow and urged them towards the house to sign the papers.
Now, here they were, in for just over a week and boxes and all signs of moving out of sight. They were now able to properly breathe and settle into their new home. Alice was sure she’d grow to love it, find character in its new construction and clean, sharp lines, and bright white walls.
‘So, tell me about your trip,’ Alice said after they’d clinked glasses of wine and each taken a long, satisfied sip.
‘Same old. Planes, meetings, hotel rooms, lunches, dinners, and not much else. How was your week? Hopefully more interesting than mine, though unpacking probably isn’t so much fun. I hope you managed to rake up some hours for Todd.”