Travel vicariously through Lana Penrose.


You’ll laugh ‘til you cry.


Served up with generous lashings of comedy and wit.

That’s Life

A hilarious and memorable read.

Famous Magazine

Lana tells us how she copes (or not) with humour and honesty.

Woman’s Day

A heart-warming tale through love, loneliness and a big fat Greek wedding to boot.

She Said

Breaks down the ‘code of silence’ regarding overseas experiences.

TNT Magazine, London

Riddled with catastrophe and contrasted with humour.

Borders Shortlist

A story for today.

The Sydney Morning Herald

A classic fish out of water, cross-cultural love story with all the trimmings.

Melbourne Herald Sun

Has all the trappings of an enthralling summer read.

Sydney Telegraph / Melbourne Herald Sun

An eventual coming to terms with differentness, a dawning of self-realisation.

Weekend Australian

Anyone who has experienced going from vibrant to dependant will empathise with Penrose.

Sunday Herald Sun

In a word: Escapist.

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

Hilarious and tragic. A joy to read. Thoroughly recommended.

Mount Barker Courier

Refreshingly honest and downright funny.

Bendigo Advertiser Weekender

A hilarious and poignant cross-cultural love story.

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