Told with a light touch and great verve, this is the genuinely funny story of sixty days in the tumultuous life of ex-actor cum housewife and mother of two, Lucy Springer as she comes to terms with the sudden departure of her husband, Max, in the middle of major renovations.
Lucy Springer thinks she's got it tough. She's living through renovation hell, her two kids seem more challenging than ever, and her once successful acting career has been reduced to the odd commercial.
Then Max, her husband, absconds to Bali with an unknown companion and things go from bad to disastrous.
But Lucy doesn't give up easily. Juggling increasingly chaotic building dramas, bewildered children, her crazy best friend-slash-agent Gloria, her ever helpful' mother and chasing after Max, Lucy Springer is determined to get her life onto an even keel and more.
This delightful new novel is an often hilarious account of triumphing over adversity, following your dreams and listening to your heart.
Lisa Heidke studied journalism at Queensland University, fled Brisbane and settled in Sydney where she worked in book and magazine publishing. After many years living in Sydney's inner west, Lisa woke up one morning to find herself married with three children and living on the North Shore. In 2006, Lisa's This Wife's Life was shortlisted for the Varuna/Harper Collins Manuscript Awards and then in 2007, Lucy Springer's Story was shortlisted.