The Callahan Split: No one knows you better than your sister.
In tennis, as in life, nothing ever goes truly to plan.
Samantha and Annie Callahan are successful doubles champions — the toast of the Olympics, Wimbledon, and Flushing Meadow. But their winning partnership spirals out of control when Annie’s new boyfriend announces their engagement at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Bear, the sisters’ coach, guides Annie as much as she’ll allow. But when she insists on dropping Samantha in favour of a singles career, her game and rankings plummet.
Samantha is left floundering. Disillusioned, her only sweet spot is the growing passion between her and Bear. Amidst rising anger and betrayal, Samantha completely changes both their destinies when she does the unthinkable after a devastating Wimbledon loss.
The sisters are driven to create new lives by confronting the past and taking control of the present. But can Samantha and Annie both win?
About the author:
Once upon a time, Lisa Heidke made a New Year’s resolution to write a book. Like most people, she woke up on January first with a headache. Unlike most people who’d made resolutions the night before, she took two painkillers and started writing.
The result was Lucy Springer Gets Even (2009), followed by What Kate Did Next (2010), Claudia’s Big Break (2011), Stella Makes Good (2012), and It Started With A Kiss (2015), all published by Allen & Unwin.
Lisa blogs about writing at her website. She also teaches workshops on writing popular women’s fiction at the Australian Writers’ Centre, Sydney.