By: Rosie Borella
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9781743311387


Sixteen-year-old Amber never expected to find romance while working in an old people's home but then Jack Chant is not what she expected either. He's young, exciting and enigmatic - and deeply troubled by something that happened in his past, something he can't quite remember.

Gradually Amber suspects that Jack's past might be a whole lot further back in time than he realises. Is he solid flesh and blood, or just some kind of dreamy fantasy?

A sweetly romantic coming-of-age story in which Amber learns more than most teens about getting old, falling in love and letting go.


An exciting new Australian author, Rosie Borella has produced a marvellous time-slip novel.

Amber has just starting work at a nursing home. This would be hard enough, but then the elusive and charming Jack Chant starts appearing to her and the elderly patients, who are all aflutter about how he is helping them.

But Jack Chant hails from long ago and still has some of his own issues to sort out.

Meanwhile Amber, whose close friend and neighbour, the elderly Vera, has been placed in the care of the nursing home, is seeing life with a whole new meaning.

A funny and heart warming tale of growing up and growing old that would best suit the 14+ age group.

This book was included in our March 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob