By W J Gunning
Susie has hardened her heart, Melissa wears hers on her sleeve and Kate follows all the rules, but each is finding the eighties tests their boundaries. As the friendship grows between these very different women their lives change in unexpected ways and they find love is not always what is expected.
This book Contrite Hearts was written in the eighties and reflects the atmosphere and boundaries of that decade, no aids, mobile phones or computers and the dominance of corporate power and aspiration. Many women brought up in the sixties and seventies were torn. They had been instilled with values and dreams based on social mores which the easy availability of the pill had well and truly shattered.
An atmosphere of self indulgence dominated and yet women had not been fully liberated. Germaine Greer had just published `The Female Eunuch' but the male sense of self entitlement was still a dominant force particularly in the work place.
Yet the eighties has influenced the lives of so many women of today. Susie, Melissa and Kate are these women and their story is the story so many women of this decade have not told.
Books by W J Gunning
by W J Gunning
In the nineties when the Gold Coast was Australia's playground four of its most flamboyant players share a dark secret that impacts their lives and the lives of those around them. Over the wealth, power and fame they have achieved hangs a black cloud that at any moment could burst and destroy them all. How and when can they ever find redemption???