An astonishing tale, spanning continents, where truth is stranger than fiction. This historical saga of an extraordinary Australian pioneer family continues into a new generation.
Sadie is brought-up amongst the vineyards of the Yarra Valley while her work-obsessed father reaps riches from the boom years before the Great War.
With post-war depression looming, Sadie’s only option is to flee from her disastrous marriage, seeking refuge in Cleethorpes, a small seaside town in northern England.
Years later, when her sons are in RAF Bomber Command, she receives a letter from her long-lost brother which forces her to confront the past and her part in her family’s downfall.
Can old wounds be healed?
Will she find new love?
Will this second war destroy everyone she saved?
I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and had a lovely flow to it.
I thought that the characters were well developed and I really enjoyed getting to know them. They worked very well with the plot for me and made sure it had an added depth to bring the period to life. I love historical fiction and this was a really good solid addition to that genre.
This is the third book in the series but it is first book I have read and it reads fine as a stand alone, I didn’t feel as though I was missing out by not having read the previous books.
4 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it, highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I worked as a librarian, mostly with young people, so books have been my life, ever since I first stepped into a library and found a magical treasure trove.
My other love is social history.
Retirement gave me the opportunity to travel to Australia where I discovered stories that deserved to be written.
I found a new career as an author which gives me immense pleasure. I write for myself but am delighted that others enjoy my books.
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