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Terms of Inheritance

By Michelle Upton

A funny, moving, brilliantly observed story about letting go of the past

When multi-millionaire Jacki Turner is forced to take stock of her life, she sets her daughters a challenge – in order to inherit her vast fortune, each must fulfil a task that she believes will push them to become better versions of themselves.

Rose, an exhausted mother of three, must write and publish a children’s picture book. Exercise-hater Mel must run the Gold Coast marathon. Isla, the eldest, must figure out who she is beyond her wealth and status, while commitment-phobic Jess must stay in a relationship for longer than three months.

For each, Jacki’s terms seem an impossible task, bringing painful wounds to the surface and straining tenuous relationships. But when the sisters are faced with an unexpected turn of events, they must learn how to move forward and forgive, or risk losing it all.

About the author:

Michelle Upton writes short stories and novels that examine our darkest fears and shine a light on hope and possibility. Born in Birmingham, England, she emigrated to Australia in 2007 and is now proud to call herself Australian. She has a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Literature with Psychology, and before having children, she was a primary school teacher. Michelle has had two short stories longlisted in the Australian Writers’ Centre’s Furious Fiction competition, and three of her short stories have won honourable mentions in the American Women on Writing competition. Her short story ‘Relentless’ was shortlisted and published in the 2013 Redlands Redlitzer Anthology. She lives in Brisbane with her family.

ISBN: 9781460762219

Publisher: Harper Collins


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