Anna Hollis is a forty-seven year old schoolteacher living in Sydney with a daughter in the throes of first love and aging parents. She believes she has a happy marriage and a friend she can trust with her life.
When her husband of twenty-five years leaves on Christmas morning with no explanation, her secure world collapses. His subsequent untimely death, followed by unexpected claims made on his estate, lead to complications which fuel her bitterness and grief.
Marcus King has returned to Australia from the US, leaving behind a broken marriage and the son he thought was his.
The pair meet when Marcus becomes the new Headmaster at Anna’s school and they form a fragile friendship.
Can Anna leave the past behind and make a new life for herself, and does Marcus have a part to play in her future?
Band of Gold is women’s fiction featuring compelling real-life characters, fascinating plot twists and a strong mid-life heroine. If you like feel-good stories of second chances, you’ll love Maggie Christensen’s book.