"Dianne is one of Australia's most beloved writers of women's fiction and if you haven't yet read any of her books, you're in for a special treat." -- Liane Moriarty
It's 1980, and Kathryn Rowland is young and ambitious. She has precise plans drawn out for her future and no one -- not demanding parents, nor romantic entanglements -- is going to get in her way.
But then she meets Jack Gallagher. As one of the top fashion photographers in the country Jack knows all about ambition, but he's become bored with the picture-perfect women who surround him and he finds himself enchanted by independent Kate.
So how did they end up, almost a decade later, estranged, still nursing long held pain and regret? How did Jack find her, and what does he want with her son? As family secrets are revealed, and lies -- so many lies -- unravel, a tragedy brings them once again into each other's orbit.
Set against the backdrop of Sydney in the 1980s, the fashion houses of Paris, strife-torn Ethiopia, and all the way back to a house overlooking the beach on the picturesque south coast, Jack and Kate is a captivating tale of first love and second chances told with Dianne Blacklock's trademark warmth and humour.