Author(s): Toni Jordan
Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts. The letters in her name (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local café (920); the number of poppy seeds on her slice of orange cake, which dictates the number of bites she'll take to finish it. Grace counts everything, because numbers hold the worlds together. And she needs to keep an eye on how they're doing. Seamus Joseph O'Reilly (also a 19, with the sexiest hands Grace has ever seen) thinks she might be better off without the counting. If she could hold down a job, say. Or open her kitchen cupboards without conducting an inventory, or make a sandwich containing an unknown number of sprouts. Grace's problem is that Seamus doesn't count. Her other problem is...... he does. Additionis the bestselling debut novel of Toni Jordan, author of Fall Girland Nine Days. Grace is witty, flirtatious and headstrong. She's not a bit sentimental but even so, she may be about to lose track of the number of ways she can fall in love. 'A winning love story, a sorbet for tired souls.' Age
* Review coverage in weekend papers across Australia and New Zealand such as the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Daily Telegraph, West Australian and Dominion Post * Review coverage in glossy magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan * Review coverage in literary publications such as Good Reading and the NZ Listener
Winner of Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award: Medical-Themed Fiction 2008 and Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Debut Fiction 2008. Shortlisted for Barbara Jefferis Award 2009 and ABIA Australian General Fiction Book of the Year 2008. Long-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009.
'A stylish, witty and moving love story.' -- Sigrid Thornton 'This tremendously enjoyable novel is a romantic comedy with a light touch and a quirky and unforgettable central character.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Jordan's voice is distinctive, refreshing and very Australian. Her debut novel is juicy and funny...this is a gem.' Sydney Morning Herald 'This is a winning love story, a sorbet for tired souls.' Age 'Bringing a quirky humour and a sympathetic view of diversity to his story, the author sustains the momentum to the end of this engaging romantic comedy.' The Times
Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane and now lives in Melbourne. She has qualifications in science, marketing and professional writing. Her first novel Addition was published by Text in 2008 and has been sold into eleven countries world-wide. It was shortlisted for Best Fiction book and Newcomer of the Year at the 2008 ABIA awards and was awarded Indie Book of the Year award for Fiction. Toni now lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance copywriter.