Find out what it takes to keep the Glass Half Full, as challenging life events including grief, loss, PTSD and devastating floods, test this expat step-family to their limits.
After enduring divorce and numerous child custody battles, Sarah Jane knew that a fresh start in Australia was their only chance of future happiness and that as a family they were making the right decisions. Living the Australian dream in Alice Springs was everything they hoped for until life-changing events started to test the foundations of this resilient family. Using every ounce of positivity they could muster they struggled on and just as they thought the worst was over Mother Nature intervened and washed away the roots to their new life during the Brisbane floods of 2011. This story lets you experience Australian life with an inspirational woman and her courageous family, as they struggle to survive challenging life events and keep their dreams alive.
Life is never without its challenges, but how many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this heart wrenching and touching true story.
About the Author
Author Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich, and raised in rural Suffolk, UK. Sarah Jane is a wife, mother, ex-qualified nurse and now an Internationally published author. Married three times with four children, three stepchildren and two playful Australian Cattle dogs she an experienced modern day mum to her 'Brady bunch', but she loves every minute of their convoluted lives. Sarah Jane loves to connect with her readers so feel free to connect on Twitter @SarahJanewrites or Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahJaneButfield or www.facebook.com/Twodogsandasuitcase
Sarah Jane the roving Florence Nightingale fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse and went on to use her nursing and later teaching qualifications to take her around the world. She is now an International Best Selling author of two travel memoirs set in Australia and France and she has a further two non fiction books scheduled for release in November 2014.
Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure ,her debut travel memoir, and the sequel Two dogs and a suitcase: Clueless in Charente, are regularly found high in the rankings. Categories include Non Fiction, Parenting, Grief, Christian faith, Step-parenting, Travel, Australia and France.