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Melanie La'Brooy Melanie La'Brooy i(A76010 works by)
Born: Established: 1973 ;
Gender: Female
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y separately published work icon The Wintrish Girl St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2022 24687456 2022 single work children's fiction children's young adult fantasy

'On Talisman Day in the Province of Arylia, all children receive powerful objects that change their lives forever. All children except for the Wintrish servant girl Penn, that is.

'Bound to the spoiled Princess Seraphine since birth, Penn has never known her true family. While she longs to return to her own Province of Midwinter and find them, she knows that all her future holds is a lifetime of loneliness.

'But a long-forgotten evil is stirring, and destinies are about to change …

'When the Princess is kidnapped, Penn is forced to run for her life to clear her own name. With the help of some unexpected friends and a dragon with a fear of unicorns, she faces deadly peril and formidable foes. But can one ordinary Wintrish girl save the day?

'Because without a Talisman, there’s no changing your fate – is there?'  (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Serendipity Camberwell : Viking , 2007 Z1353044 2007 single work novel romance humour 'Hero Hathaway likes her life ordered, neat. Perfect. So how does she end up in a Manhattan bar, downing cocktails and masquerading as fearless trapeze artist Lola? Not to mention flirting with the charmingly unpredictable bartender, Oscar Martin. Sparks fly, but when Hero panics and runs away, it's the end of the affair - until she bumps into Oscar in Sydney, two years later. Oscar is determined to win Hero back. She is equally determined not to be won: she knows, beyond doubt, that they're hopelessly mismatched. Fate, however, has other ideas ...' - Cover.
2008 finalist Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Long Romance
y separately published work icon The Wish List Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1178611 2005 single work novel romance

'Who says a modern girl can’t believe in fairytales?

'Scatty, funny and smart, Lucy is a hopeless romantic. With an unshakeable faith in happy endings, she drives her friends Meg and Chloe crazy as she tries time and again to make her best friend Tom fall in love with her.

'Then Lucy meets the man of her dreams – or so it seems – and must finally decide whether true love is fact, fiction, or something in between.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2006 finalist Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Mainstream
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