New memoir follows author’s hardships and survival through a sea change

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Jennifer Cooper announces publication of ‘I Never Promised You a Rose Garden’

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A couple forays from city slickers to naïve farmers while proving that positivity always leads people in the right direction, no matter how hard life becomes in the new memoir “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Memoir of a Naïve Sea Change” (published by Balboa Press AU) by Jennifer Cooper.

“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” is a story of survival through extreme occurrences by two naïve mid-lifers looking for the elusive “Shambhala.” The book follows the 11 years of incidents, accidents and disasters, of both natural and human origins that Cooper has experienced. In a candid retelling, Cooper reveals how fate guided them to seek refuge in a real estate agent’s office on a cold, windy day, ultimately changing the course of their lives forever.

“I would like readers to feel as though my little book has taken them on a real life roller coaster ride,” Cooper says. “I would like them to smile, laugh and maybe even shed a tear, and to realise anything is possible with the right attitude.”

The book is available for purchase on Amazon at:

“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”
By Jennifer Cooper
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 226 pages | ISBN 9781504319621
E-Book | 226 pages | ISBN 9781504319638
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jennifer Cooper lives in coastal Victoria, Australia. She leads a simple, happy life with her husband of 47 years. Travel, fishing, Tai Chi and cooking are her main interests. Cooper is family oriented and extremely proud of her family. She is constantly grateful for what she has in life, no matter how humble it may be.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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