Welcome to the home of second chances. Welcome to the Kookaburra Creek Café.

The Past

For Hattie, the café has been a refuge for the last fifty years – her second chance at a happy ending after her dreams of being a star were shattered. But will the ghosts of her past succeed in destroying everything she’s worked so hard to build?

The Present

For Alice, the café is her livelihood. After Hattie took her in as a teenager, Alice has slowly forged a quiet life as the café’s manager (and chief cupcake baker). But with so many tragedies behind her, is it too late for Alice’s story to have a happy ending?

The Future

For Becca, a teenager in trouble, the café could be the new start she yearns for. That is, if she can be persuaded to stop running from her secrets. Can Becca find a way to believe in the kindness  of strangers, and accept that this small town could be the place where she finally belongs?
one small town. three lost women. and a lifetime of secrets.

One small town. Three lost women. And a lifetime of secrets.

‘Docker soars from the absolute heart, as she rebuilds all our  lost souls in a café to call home.’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘A magical debut novel exploring love, loss and hope  in rural Australia.’ Woman’s Day

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  2. Debra

    Hi, I bought this book today, have read chapter one and I am hooked already. I love reading stories that are set in Australia……I feel like a cupcake! Oh and I love the cover. Debra (WA)


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