by Helen Macpherson
Ten years ago Lauren Wheatley, the world’s number one female golf amateur, was on the verge of greatness. But, while playing in a tournament which would have guaranteed her entry into the professional ranks, her game mysteriously imploded in spectacular fashion. She walked away and never played competitive golf again.
Reporter Jo Ashby is the presenter for “Where are They Now?”, a series focused on famous people who have opted for a sea-change in their lives. Jo’s subject for her final program is the enigmatic Lauren Wheatley who, despite Jo’s best efforts, evades her attempts at an interview.
Jo travels to Tasmania to confront Lauren. However, instead of confrontation, she is captured by the rugged beauty of the land and the woman herself. Coupled with this is the greater story behind the fragile façade of Lauren’s life. Can Jo break through the barriers Lauren has raised, and conquer the riddle that is Lauren Wheatley? Can Jo reconcile her professional requirements, yet face her own demons and, once and for all, put them to rest?
Set against the backdrop of the Tasmanian wilderness, Love’s Redemption follows the rocky lives of two headstrong women, affirming that sometimes the phrase ‘and they lived happily ever after’ is often more fairytale than fact.