A riveting story of secrets and scandal from Kimberley Freeman, author of bestselling WILDFLOWER HILL - includes sample material from her new novel, EVERGREEN FALLS.
1891: Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset. But nineteenth-century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather's health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore. Yet her new husband is not all he seems. Alone in the Channel Islands, Tilly finds her dream of a loving marriage is turning into a nightmare.
2012: Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer's block and her disappointing personal life. Nothing is quite working. After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs: it's a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland. Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home. And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve.
Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives. Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart.
Gold Dust is a rich saga with characters you'll never forget. I couldn't put it down. - Kate Morton, bestselling author of The House at Riverton
If you enjoy the novels of Paullina Simons you will love Duet. - Courier Mail
A charming book, busy and complex but utterly engaging with its period narratives - Courier Mail on Lighthouse Bay
The reader is helpless to do anything but turn the page. - Australian Bookseller & Publisher on Wildflower Hill
Kimberley Freeman was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. Her first novel, The Infernal, was published in 1997. Since then, she has published across many genres and for many different age groups. Kim has won many awards and is published all over the world. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two small children.