When Laura Newman is offered a senior position with an up-and-coming Australian chocolate company, she and her husband, Jamie, are in no place to turn it down.
After all, Jamie has just left his newspaper job after an epic meltdown, and Laura is slowly dying in her job with a soulless corporate chocolatier. They know they’re in for an adventure when they pack up their daughter, Poppy, and move to Australia’s storied Gold Coast—and between the indecipherable Aussie vernacular, the incessant cheeriness of the locals, and a wide range of terrifying creatures, from spiders to crocodiles to koalas that grunt in the night, they definitely find one.
Add in a bouncy blonde Aussie with her sights set on unemployed Jamie, along with the not-strictly-professional interest of Laura’s dashing boss, and the Newmans’ marriage could end up as fried as an Englishman in Surfers Paradise.
It’s a rollicking fish-out-of-water tale with Down Under adventures and laughs by the truckload.