A Broad Abroad: One Woman's Journey takes the reader on a rollicking ride through tropical Queensland, 90's London and exotic Saudi Arabia with Australian psychologist, mother and former expat wife Mandy Rowe. Bond with Mandy as she overcomes isolation in the desert, and rejoice with her as she discovers the unexpected talents that begin to emerge as she struggles with homesickness and enforced idleness in a compound in Riyadh.Ever wondered how you might cope in such a situation? This refreshingly down-to earth first-time author engagingly documents the way the worlds of theatre, visual arts and writing gradually open up to her, allowing her to establish herself as a successful painter, children's author and businesswoman. The intuitive fellowship of women is another important theme in this memoir. Readers will relate strongly to the strength of the mutual female bonds of friendship and support which, on her return to Australia, eventually lead Mandy to establish Broads Abroad, a dynamic online women's travel network. A Broad Abroad: One Woman's Journey inspires women to value and develop their own achievements, to travel and explore, and to embrace the opportunities life holds out to them.