Author(s): Pamela Hart
January, 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton is full of excitement as she arrives to begin a new life in the warm, golden land of Australia. She leaves behind the horrors of WWI and can't wait to see her husband, Frank, after two years' separation. But when Margaret's ship docks, Frank isn't there to greet her and Margaret is informed that he already has a wife . . . Devastated, Margaret must swap her hopes and dreams for the reality of living and working in a strange new city. And just as a growing friendship with army sergeant Tom McBride gives her a steady person to rely on, news arrives that Frank may not have abandoned her. Where should Margaret's loyalties lie: with the old life or with the new?
Shortlisted for Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Epic Romantic Novel 2017.
a sheer delight to read - HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY Pamela Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice. - iBOOKS on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE Deeply insightful into the lives of the women left behind in Sydney. We fell in love with the headstrong heroine Ruby. - BETTER READING on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE Evokes WWI Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads - BOOKS+PUBLISHING on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE
Pamela is an award-winning author for adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. Under the name Pamela Freeman she wrote the historical novel THE BLACK DRESS, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize for 2006. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the Castings Trilogy, and her Aurealis Award-winning novel EMBER AND ASH. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers' Centre. A LETTER FROM ITALY is her thirtieth book, and follows THE SOLDIER'S WIFE and THE WAR BRIDE.