In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. But life is not about to follow the plan that Beattie had hoped for and fate will play her a cruel hand....
In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate. But on arrival she is presented with some surprising news—her recently deceased and much-loved grandmother Beattie Blaxland has left her Tasmanian property to Lydia.
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Kimberley Freeman was born in London, and grew up in Brisbane, Australia. She has degrees in literature and creative writing, has won many awards, and teaches at the University of Queensland. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two children.Review:
'A gorgeous story of family and secrets and the redemptive power of love.' Kate Morton, bestselling author of The Distant Hours and The Forgotten Garden
“The novel's strength instead lies in Freeman's complex characters--capable of love and hate, shame and redemption. Both Beattie and Emma find themselves having to start over, and it is for these two women that readers cheer and sympathize.” –Publishers Weekly
By the last satisfying scene, you may find yourself reluctantly parting with old friends who will live on once the cover has closed. Highly recommended.” –Historical Novels Review
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