I love Australia with its idiosyncratic names, and its beaches are awesome.
Over half my family live there. And I can relate well to Noosa, the romantic setting for Megan Mayfair’s first novel. I can’t wait to read it. Over to you, Megan!
As an Australian, I’m a little spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches. We’re a large country surrounded by water – from the crashing waves of Victoria’s southern coastline to the star-studded golden beaches of Bondi to the sprawling white sands of far North Queensland.
Finding a place to set a beachside scene isn’t a problem.
In my upcoming novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, I wanted to send one of my main characters, Clare and her adorable husband Pete, somewhere extra special so I picked one of my favourite spots in Australia (or the world for that matter) – Noosa.
Nestled on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia, Noosa compromises of a number of towns, home to lucky locals who enjoy mild weather all year round and fortunate tourists who often escape chilly winters in the southern states for glorious sun and surf.
Popular with retirees, couples and families with young children, Noosa is not for night clubbers or partygoers compared to the fast-paced Gold Coast, it is more relaxed, boasting excellent food, safe beaches and beautiful nature walks.
In The Things We Leave Unsaid, Pete – a man who thinks with his stomach – happily selects Noosa as his preferred destination for a second honeymoon with his sweet wife, Clare, who hasn’t had the best of times. He toys between choice destinations to eat, while they enjoy walking along the beautiful Hastings Street, complete with glamorous boutiques.
However, when Pete goes for a swim at Main Beach, will his hope for a second honeymoon end in tears?
Megan Mayfair is a Melbourne-based writer who draws inspiration from her beautiful hometown and regional Victoria to create contemporary women’s fiction, containing a big dash of romance and a spoonful of family intrigue.
The Things We Leave Unsaid will be available to purchase from 22 August 2018. To hear the latest updates and release information (and learn more about the Australian settings that inspired the novel), visit Megan at: