Tuesday, October 5, 2021

"Her Last Hope"

Louise Guy has enjoyed working in marketing, recruitment and film production, all which have helped steer her towards her current, and most loved, role – writer.

Her passion for writing women's fiction is a result of her love of reading, writing and exploring women's emotions and relationships. Women succeeding through hard work, overcoming adversity or just by owning their choices and decisions is something to celebrate, and Guy loves the challenge of incorporating their strengths in these situations into fiction.

Originally from Melbourne, a trip around Australia led Guy and her husband to Queensland's stunning Sunshine Coast where they now live with their two sons, gorgeous fluff ball of a cat and an abundance of visiting wildlife - the kangaroos and wallabies the most welcome, the snakes the least.

Guy applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Her Last Hope, and reported the following:
Page 69 of Her Last Hope shows Lucinda and her four-year-old meeting an elderly couple, William and Dot, for the first time. Lucinda and Max have fled Queensland and Lucinda’s abusive, criminal husband in an attempt to change identities and make a fresh start in Melbourne. The chance meeting with the elderly couple develops into more as the story continues, and William and Dot become instrumental to Lucinda and Max’s lives.

The page won’t give the reader any clue about the storyline! It will, however, provide a glimpse into the kind natures of William and Dot and an insight into why Lucinda gravitates to the older couple when they meet again a few weeks later.

Page 69 provides a heartfelt interaction between strangers that will leave the reader feeling warm and fuzzy—unfortunately, this feeling is unlikely to last as the story progresses!
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Q&A with Louise Guy (November 2020).

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