Julia Heath is experiencing a tree-change nightmare; a dismal country town with no decent coffee, a yoga teacher husband who is having an affair with the butcher's wife and slowly sending them bankrupt, a mother-in-law coming to stay and a son obsessed with flies. But she soon falls under the spell of Tom, a handsome, but troubled, dairy farmer who experiences the world through extraordinary eyes.
As Julia and her husband become involved with Tom, their lives and marriage are inexorably changed and Julia is forced to heal the wounds of her past and abandon all ideas of the perfect family. 'Milk Fever' is an uncommon romance. It explores the journey of healing we undertake through our relationships; past and present. And how, despite our flaws, and our desire to remain separate, we are all incredibly precious, connected and, ultimately, necessary to each other.
Author Biography: Born in London, Lisa Reece-Lane moved to Australia with her family and studied music at the Victorian College of the Arts and later at Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She played with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras here and overseas. She now lives in Melbourne with her son and teaches Pilates.
Tom sees the world through extra-ordinary senses. For example, he'd be able to see the energy surrounding you, the colours that are uniquely yours. He'd probably like what he saw.
And Tom would hear the note you sing. Tom is a dairy farmer in the town of Lovely. He is perhaps the only "lovely" thing there. He's handsome. He's kind. He's been living in a world of his own fantasy. But that's about to change.
When Julia Heath and her yoga teacher husband move to Lovely, cracks appear. Julia is trying hard to be the perfect mother and perfect wife. She ignores her past and an ever increasing sense of discontent and pretends that her life is wonderful. That worked in the city. She had friends, her favourite cafes, a beautiful house. But since the move to Lovely the pretence is beginning to wobble. Milk Fever is definitely an uncommon romance.
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions (cm): 23.400 x 15.300
Weight (kg): 0.475