All Marie wants is to prove herself in business. She also wants love. When Marie meets Ryan Gallagher it looks as though good fortune is on her side, as fate seems to be giving her both.
But there's a problem:
She suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a vicious feud.
The Garrisons and Gallaghers are both trying to win in business, for personal and family reasons. The fathers are teaching their sons to run the respective family enterprises, and everyone in the families is involved. But they hate each other. And they have for decades.
How it started doesn't matter anymore. All that matters now is who can win......at any cost.Will the Garrisons and Gallaghers find a way to resolve the feud? Or will blinding revenge take down everyone and everything they have built along the way?
Will Marie's new dream career...and relationship...survive?
Who will be Business Wise?
Moving and eye-opening in its flowing dialogue, Business Wise will provoke readers to ponder the complexities of hope and heartache in the struggled weaving of business and love.
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''Business Wise is an inspiring tale, vibrant in its detailing and engrossing in its story, and at times. It is a rich book in historical detail and so compelling, the author has delivered a stunning, multi-layered gem of a novel, with brutal honesty. She illuminates the relationships, romances, business, competition and friendships in a perfect performance!''
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''Business Wise captured my attention the minute I knew that it was set in 1980's Australia and I can confidently say that Clarke has delivered a vivid and inspiring historical fiction book that will win you over.''
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This story takes place here
Enter Sydney with all its glamour and excitement. Prepare to be wowed by the visual language - you'll feel you are in Sydney yourself.
Business Wise is not for every reader. Not a One-Size-Fits-ALl-Read. It's a quirky mix - some love the story, others prefer regular storytelling. Read if it's up your alley.
''The multiple perspectives are so captivating and the dialogues are incredibly intriguing!''
Business Wise is an inspiring tale, vibrant in its detailing and engrossing in its story, and at times.
It is a rich book in historical detail and so compelling, the Author has delivered a stunning, multi-layeres gem of a novel, with brutal honesty, she illuminates the relationships, romances, business, competition and friendships in a perfect performance!
Business Wise is set in Australia and mostly in Sydney, the background is so glamorous, mindful and outstanding! Two different families, the multiple perspectives of the characters are so captivating and the dialogues are incredibly intriguing!
The book is set in 1980s and it centers The Gallaghers and Garrisons, as theis stories unfold the Author has carefully explored some intense themes that will keep your brain attached to the characters!
Business Wise is instructed in researched detail, transporting the readers in Australia of 1980s!. Business Wise is a fascinating and wholly immersive celebration of friendship, work, loyalty, and courage!
I loved the brilliant writing of the Author, the background is described in a very lyrical prose that you will easily fall in love, the twists brought by new characters in different chapters make this book so intriguing, I rate it 5/5 and I'd love to read so much more from the Author, we highly recommend you to read this book if you enjoy books from Kristin Hannah and Mary Beth Keane!
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''This has definitely been one of those unexpectedly wonderful read!''
I would like to thank the author and Read the Book tours for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Business Wise captured my attention the minute I knew that it was set in 1980's Australia and I can confidently say that Clarke has delivered a vivid and inspiring historical fiction book that will win you over.
I was taken back to the era, set in Sydney, where the lives of the Gallaghers and Garrisons play out through multiple POV's, strong friendships, a budding romance and unexpected plot twists that leave you on edge.
Each of the characters have a unique voice and personality that makes the experiences they face and choices they make, an interesting and unpredictable read.
The themes that the author weaves through the bigger plot are carefully crafted to touch on the times that the story takes place in and I found this to be a subtle yet mindful touch.
It felt lovely to read a woman centric book set in a world familiar to the one I have grown up in, yet descriptive and detailed enough to let your imagination flow. This has definitely been one of those unexpectedly wonderful reads of 2021!
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''Trouble following the storyline''
I read the entire book but had trouble following the story line. Part of the time I wasn't sure which character was talking. I finally figured out the book was about two feuding familys.
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''In desperate need of an editor.''
In desperate need of an editor.
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But you deserve to know what you are getting yourself into. Be informed about Business Wise to avoid a story hangover!
Visual language is clear, detailed and describes the setting more. This makes the story easier to imagine.
Business Wise is written from multiple perspectives. You experience the story in more than one way. You can tell once the perspective changes. It's shown.
Set in Australia
Most of our stories are set in Australia. Business Wise (Part One) is specifically set in Sydney and Melbourne.
Avoids (Too) Heavy Topics
Heavy topics make your mood heavy. Topics we avoid are: murder, horror, severe abuse and religion, politics, bloodshed and topics that affect (our personal) anxiety.
Bond with Fictional Characters
You get to feel safe here. Don't fear your favourite characters get written out drastically. We don't do that. Instead, bond with the fictional characters.
Once you open the book, you see a visual surprise. Find it as you start and once you're done reading.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prevent you get a story hangover from Business Wise. Read if this story is right for you and info on our writing style.
Why do you write in multiple perspectives?
We stopped reading fiction because it felt the character was 24/7 alone - and it made us bored! So, we write in multiple perspectives to give you sneak peeks. Stories should be visual to us, read like a movie. It's an improved reading experienced to us (subjective) and allows you to decide for yourself which character you like most!
Why is Business Wise set in Australia?
What is there not to love about Australia? All kidding aside here, we love Australia enormously (runs deep!) It has all the elements we want: glamour, elegance, fun, colourful characters and most of all: Australia feels like home. We literally write stories set in Oz with a huge smile on our face.
Heavy topics vs. Drama?
Business Wise includes some drama, yes. The difference is that we don't push storylines too far. To us, stories should make you feel safe and protected - not filled with anxiety. Heavy topics are avoided, drama is included but expect that it will be okay. Fiction should be your safe place where characters take care of you.
Why is Business Wise edited ''less''?
This doesn't mean we kept grammatic errors in! It's about avoiding it becomes a surgical reading environment: so much editing that it feels robotic. That's what we dislike about regular fiction books. It often lacks feeling and seems as if the creativity was edited out. So we work with editors that respect our guidelines. Our editors are real readers and are trained to understand what we need stories to be. This results in less edited stories, that meet our standards. You get proof it's written by a real human.
When won't I like Business Wise?
If you love heavy topics; thrillers and the ultimate shock factor you are unlikely to like this story. And - if you prefer books with one single perspective (one main character) and simple stories we doubt Business Wise is for you.
Where is Business Wise inspired by?
Favourite topic! Business Wise is a respectful nod to The Flying Doctors, A Country Practice, McLeod's Daughters and a ton of fanfiction we wrote as a The Flying Doctors fan.
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