A captivating and sweeping historical love story, set against the raw beauty and epic expanse of a cattle station in rural Queensland from the much-loved Jenny Ashcroft.
What if all you needed to do to find home, was leave?
Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia.
All expenses as well as passage covered.
Interested parties to apply without delay to 32 Williams Street, Belgravia.
London, 1941. There are so many reasons Rose Hamilton she should ignore the advertisement: the war, those treacherous seas, her family, her fiance... but she cannot help herself. Within weeks, she is boarding an enormous convoy, already too attached to five-year-old Walter Lucknow.
But rural Queensland, and the big house with the rolling hills where Walter was born, is not as either of them were told to expect. Rose cannot leave this little boy until he is happy and settled, and she knows the key to this is Walter's wounded fighter pilot uncle Max.
But how will she ever part with Walter? And what if he isn't the only reason she wants to stay?
Praise for Jenny Ashcroft's novels:
'Moving and beautifully written' Dinah Jefferies
'Emotional, evocative and enthralling' Kate Furnivall
'Historical fiction at its atmospheric best' Red Magazine
Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop and Kate Furnivall.
Moving and beautifully written, this enchanting story of love and loss touched my heart. - on Meet Me in Bombay
Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling. - on Island in the East
A moving, stirring love story, and so richly atmospheric. I could practically feel the sweat prickling on my skin - on Island in the East
An evocative, absorbing story... A rich and satisfying read. - on Island in the East
My heart! This book was sumptuous and hooked me from the first page... The location was beautifully exotic and the storyline just compelling. I loved it. - on Meet Me in Bombay
One of those rare and wonderful books that truly draws you into another place and time, word perfect, pitch perfect, detail perfect... Anyone who truly loves historical fiction should run to buy a copy of Meet Me in Bombay today. - on Meet Me in Bombay
Historical fiction at its atmospheric best - Red Magazine on Island in the East
Impossible to put down. - on Island in the East
Jenny Ashcroft lives in Brighton with her husband and three children. Before that, she spent many years living and working in Australia and Asia - a time which gave her an enduring passion for stories set in exotic places. She has a degree in history, and has always been fascinated by the past - in particular the way that extraordinary events can transform the lives of normal people.
Jenny's first three books - Beneath A Burning Sky, Island in the East and Meet Me In Bombay - were all ebook bestsellers.