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.
'A deeply touching, delicious, slow burn of a love affair. A really excellent book and Jenny Ashcroft's best yet.' Dinah Jeffries
'The perfect way to lose myself, escaping from the every day to travel around the world.' Louise Douglas
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.
Rose Hamilton is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are so many reasons 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 cattle station home of Walter's parents, is not as either of them were told to expect. Rose cannot leave this little boy she's grown to love until he is happy, 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?
Authors love Under the Golden Sun:
'An epic story of hope and heartbreak.' Iona Grey, author of Letters to the Lost
'Utterly emotive and beautiful.' Lorna Cook, author of The Forbidden Promise'A sumptuous story of love and belonging.' Tracy Rees, author of The House at Silvermoor
'Ashcroft fans are in for a real treat.' Emma Rous, author of The Perfect Guests
'Under the Golden Sun transported me to exciting, sun-filled places.' Liz Trenow, author of The Forgotten Seamstress
'Ashcroft writes with the perfect blend of elegance and emotional punch.' Hazel Gaynor, author of The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
'Will grab your heart, squeeze it and won't let it go until the poignant and emotional end.' Louise Fein, author of People Like Us
'A story of love in its various forms, with the powerful pull of promises made, trust broken and well-kept secrets.' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan
'This is a novel to lose yourself in.' Gill Paul, author of The Lost Daughter
'Keeps you guessing till the end.' Adrienne Chin, author of The English Wife
'A beautiful and sumptuous story that tugs on your heartstrings in all the right ways.' Nikola Scott, author of My Mother's Shadow
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.