When Holly Love heads to the Blue Mountains to marry her fiancé, Andrew McNish, after a quick romance, she doesn’t expect to end the day penniless, homeless, jobless, and jilted. After she takes refuge in Andrew’s empty office with her few remaining possessions and a bottle of Moët, Holly’s shock is replaced by a determination to find and confront him. She hires a private investigator, the ‘sly, tired and eggstained’ Mick O’Brien, but things don’t go to plan and Holly finds herself briefly (and mistakenly) accused of murder by O’Brien’s neighbours. However, the women quickly befriend Holly and even encourage her to move into O’Brien’s vacated apartment. A series of misunderstandings sees Holly masquerading as O’Brien’s business partner, pursued by thugs, and employed by the fanatical Una Maggott, who is also looking for Andrew.
Amy Baillieu reviews 'Love, Honour & O'Brien' by Jennifer Rowe
Love, Honour & O'Brien
by Jennifer Rowe
Allen & Unwin, $22.99 pb, 360 pp, 9781742375830
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Amy Baillieu is Deputy Editor of ABR. She holds a Masters of Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts from the same university with majors in English Literature and French. She also attended the Sorbonne in Paris, where she completed a Cours de Langue et Civilisation Français in 2007.
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