Loss is sometimes an unavoidable truth on the road
to starting over.
Title: Plot 109, Acacia
Author: Alex Briscoe
Genre: Family Saga/Romance/Drama
Release Date: 1 June, 2015
Series: Book 1 of 2
The year is 1989, and until recently Emma Grey and her husband, Richard, have lived what she thought was a fulfilling life. When Richard makes a surprise announcement, Emma’s life is turned upside down as she struggles to come to terms with unexpected responsibilities, acceptance and self-doubt.
With the help of an unconventional support system consisting of her single best friend, her domestic helper, a very tolerant garden boy, and two 3 year olds, Emma embarks on a journey of reinvention and tries to rebuild her life from the ground up. What she wasn’t counting on was meeting Trey - an alluring musician who makes her come alive in a way that both terrifies, and excites her all at once.
But not everything is as it seems, and Trey’s real identity threatens to once again shake the very foundation on which Emma’s new life is built. In a country rife with political struggles, Emma fights to hang on to the ones she holds dear, and will come to find that loss is sometimes an unavoidable truth on the road to starting over.
Plot 109, Acacia, is a touching, and emotionally riveting story set on a rural plot outside Johannesburg in volatile South Africa.
EXCERPTThe enormous black woman bent to pick something up, and it took Emma a moment to grasp that she was collecting the goggas (slang for insects) to cook. She grimaced slightly, finding the idea of eating flying ants repulsive, and her thoughts turned to what to make for dinner for Richard.
A short while later, the front door opened and closed behind her and she heard her husband’s familiar step. He wandered through to his family sitting outside, tugging his tie off as he reached them. Emma smiled up at him as he stood watching the spectacle in front of him for a few seconds, before he said abruptly, “Hi, Em, I’ve got something to tell you.”
Born and raised in Africa, I have employed people in successful businesses since the age of 21. Now, with the kids having flown the coop, I have turned my dream into reality and published my first novel, a family drama with a touch of romance, set in ever turbulent South Africa.