Our July Book of the Month is the debut novel from R.M. Anderson, a second generation cattle farmer from Northern NSW and interestingly a male romance writer. The Good Teacher is billed as “a wickedly amusing tale of lust, lies, and revenge” which in our eyes is the perfect start to any novel!
The Good Teacher
A sensible small town.
An accident and a secret.
They say a good teacher is hard to find …
Stony Creek is a quiet farming community where good manners, good will and fairness must be upheld at all costs. No one embodies these values more than married P&C president, Jennifer Booth. Though her only child is long graduated from Stony Creek Primary School (one teacher plus casuals), Jennifer prides herself on leading by example. But when she has passionate, unexpected sex with the new principal, Brock Kelly, just before a P&C meeting, on his office desk, no one is more surprised than she. And when an accident at the school looks like sabotage, then they’ve really got trouble on their hands.
Fellow committee member Sarah Howard, gifted with a highly developed intuition, takes one look at the guilty parties and knows her children’s futures are in jeopardy. Everyone always says that a child’s education should not be compromised and nothing about this scandal will end well for the school, the teacher or the community. Does disaster loom for Stony Creek?