Review: Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe

Title: Just An Ordinary Family

Author: Fiona Lowe

Published: March 3rd 2020, HQ Fiction

Status: Read March 2020 courtesy Harlequin


My Thoughts:

Just An Ordinary Family is a fantastic contemporary drama from Fiona Lowe.

Life in Kurnai Bay may not be perfect for sisters, Alice – who is nursing a broken heart, and Libby = mourning a recent loss, but neither are prepared for the shocking secrets that are about to tear their worlds apart.

Exploring several sensitive issues including, stillbirth, infertility, adultery and child abuse, as well as broader themes including friendship, loss, love, betrayal, and forgiveness, this a compelling family drama.

I found myself totally caught up in this character driven story that focuses on the relationships of four women, twins Alice and Libby, their mother Karen, and Libby’s best friend, Jess. Portrayed with complexity and authenticity, even after I turned the last page, I found myself thinking about the characters, the decisions they were faced with, and the choices they made.

For me, Just An Ordinary Family was an excellent read, stirring and thought-provoking.


Available from Harlequin Australia

Or from your preferred retailer via Booko I Book Depository

Read an Excerpt

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. BookerTalk
    Mar 05, 2020 @ 04:40:28

    She’s packed a lot of themes into one book!



  2. Kathryn
    Mar 05, 2020 @ 11:41:42

    Ah just finished. So agree with your review. I kept going back and picking it up and wanting to read on. She is an Aussie author that is now a firm favourite with me.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Jennifer
    Mar 05, 2020 @ 13:09:00

    I agree!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Vicki
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 00:54:46

    I like that the book is about a mother, daughters, and a friend, and with all those issues it sounds very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Trackback: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon | book'd out

I want to know what you think! Your comments are appreciated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s