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Two young expat couples struggle with lives that haven’t gone according to plan.


Sarah Robinson, an economist, and her husband Andrew, an engineer, long for children, but hide their infertility problems.


Jack Martin, an agricultural economist, and his wife Jenny, a stay-at-home mum, have two small children—whose arrival forced a marriage before Jack and Jenny were ready for it.


Frustrated by the cards she’s been dealt, and plagued by a sense of yearning, Sarah immerses herself in her job, working for Jack in a spectacular country offering the adventure of a lifetime. She gradually blossoms as a woman in the professional workforce but—she falls in love with Jack and reaches a crucial turning point in her life.


Whose happiness will she protect? Will she - can she - give up the man she loves?

Readers' Comments


For 'Still Waters Run Deep':

    Yet to come, when the book is released. Meanwhile, my test readers have said:
  • A page turner. Started it yesterday and probably would have finished it but had to leave for childcare duties. Found the description of New Guinea interesting. Liked the subtle feminism message e.g. female's tendency to see deficiencies in oneself when there is a problem with others. Could identify with the time it is set in. Lyn Payne
  • There is a story here, one that will appeal to a broad female audience. The plot and themes are ones that many women will relate to and appreciate the conflict and emotional challenges. I'm glad Sarah and Jack finally got their happy ending. Eliza Renton
  • Very impressed. Jacqui Hagan
  • Beautifully written. Martin Reddington


News and Updates

'Still Waters Run Deep' will be published on May Day, 1 May 2022.


It is available for pre-ordering as an Ebook or paperback through this link


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Publication Details


Still Waters Run Deep
Louisa Valentine
Louise Wilson, South Melbourne, VIC, 1 May 2022 
Ebook, 270 pages 
Paperback, 342 pages 

To Purchase


PRE-ORDER 'Still Waters Run Deep' here. Available 1 May 2022.




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