Who is Jack Chant? And why is he hanging around her nursing home? That's the question sixteen-year-old Amber must ask herself as she's swept out of her routine job and taken on a poignant journey of mystery, romance and self-discovery.
Sixteen-year-old Amber never expected to find romance while working in an old people's home ... but then Jack Chant is not what she expected either. He's young, exciting and enigmatic - and deeply troubled by something that happened in his past, something he can't quite remember. Gradually Amber suspects that Jack's past might be a whole lot further back in time than he realises. Is he solid flesh and blood, or just some kind of dreamy fantasy?
A sweetly romantic coming-of-age story in which Amber learns more than most teens about getting old, falling in love and letting go.
About the Author
Rosie Borella has been crazy about two things ever since she can remember - riding horses and writing. A few years ago, she left behind a working life that had always involved writing - as a journalist, sub-editor and editor, and in public relations, science writing and marketing. She went back to nursing part time, so she could spend her free time writing what she really wanted - fiction. Her story 'Eternity' in the Tales from the Tower collection has garnered rave reviews. The One and Only Jack Chant is her first novel.
Rosie lives on a farmlet on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. She writes from a room at the back of the house that looks into an overgrown garden. Being inside her writing room feels like being inside the Tardis. An escape hatch would make it just perfect.
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1