Josephine Moon‘s latest novel, Three Gold Coins, was dreamed up at a writing retreat in Tuscany in 2016, where she made the bold decision to discard 50,000 words of a different novel, choosing instead to embrace the story born in the garden of a villa in the Tuscan hillside.

The story follows Lara Foxleigh, a girl who tossed three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain. Now, Lara is carer to a crotchety elderly widower and living in a picturesque villa in Tuscany, half a world away from home, her family and her secrets.

It seems as though those wishes Lara made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to heal a 15 year old tragedy, until her past threatens to destroy everything.

Moon’s fourth novel, Three Gold Coins is a story of new love, second chances, and la dolce vita.

It is a beautifully written celebration of an imperfect life, and the food, family, triumph over adversity and love that life encapsulates.

A bestseller both in Australia and overseas, Moon’s first novel The Tea Chest (2014) delighted readers with its strong heroine and enchanting story. Her second novel The Chocolate Promise (2015) was a love story with a difference set in luscious Provence and rural Tasmania. Moon’s third novel The Beekeeper’s Secret (2016) is a story of family and the happiness, guilt and grief that can lie within them.

Josephine Moon lives with her husband, son and a menagerie of horses, dogs, chickens, goats and cats on an acreage in Queensland.

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