The Flowering Gum

A mother's path from grief to peace

by Alexandra Browne-Hill

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/22/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781452513973
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781452513980

About the Book

When seventeen-year-old Kieran planned his Easter camping weekend in the bush with his mates, he didn’t intend to wind up in the trauma centre of the state’s largest hospital in a coma—nor did he intend to slip off to heaven four days later. Devastated and bewildered by her teenage son’s sudden death, Alexandra began to write to Kieran in a diary given by a caring friend. Imagine her shock when he began to respond to her messages!

This touching and thought-provoking journal shares a journey of discovery about loss and love. Follow one family’s road of trauma, grief and distress, which leads to incredible and surprising events. Regardless of who we are and what horrors we experience, there is much we can gain.


“This is a handbook for all people who have experienced the death of a child. An emotional and inspirational recollection of grief of a loved one, and accepting that they will always be with you in spirit. That is insight and acceptance. This is the gift.”

—Ms Rene Barics, registered medium, Reiki master/teacher, medical intuitive, spiritual healer and counsellor

About the Author

Alexandra Browne-Hill was born in New Zealand and now lives in Melbourne with her husband, Malcolm. They shared the upbringing of their stepfamily, Liam, Kieran, Aimee, Christopher and Bridget. A longtime nurse and midwife, Alex now works as a natural health practitioner with a special love of Reiki and teaching. She facilitates workshops and public speaking events to inspire positive understandings about the loss of our loved ones. Visit her online at