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Stars Across the Ocean

Kimberley Freeman

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Fiction

The powerful new novel from Kimberley Freeman.

A rich and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded, from the author of the bestselling LIGHTHOUSE BAY and EMBER ISLAND.

1874: Only days before she is to leave the foundling home where she grew up, Agnes Resolute discovers that, as a baby, she had been abandoned with a small token of her mother: a unicorn button.

Agnes always believed her mother had been too poor to keep her, but after working as a laundress in the home she recognises the button as belonging to Genevieve Breckby, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of a local noble family. Agnes had seen Genevieve once, in the local village, and had never forgotten her.

Despite having no money, Agnes will risk everything in a quest that will take her from the bleak moors of northern England to the harsh streets of London, then on to Paris and Ceylon. As Agnes follows her mother's trail, she makes choices that could cost her dearly. Finally, in Australia, she tracks Genevieve down. But is Genevieve capable of being the mother Agnes hopes she will be?

An enthralling story about love, motherhood and choosing who you belong to in the world by the bestselling author of LIGHTHOUSE BAY and EMBER ISLAND.

Praise for Kimberley Freeman's writing:

WILDFLOWER HILL
'Utterly engaging.'
THE COURIER-MAIL

LIGHTHOUSE BAY
'an enchanting love story'
MiNDFOOD

EVERGREEN FALLS
'Eerie and fascinating ... the plot is brilliant in both time zones.'
NEWCASTLE HERALD

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Praise for Stars Across the Ocean

  • Agnes always believed poverty was the reason for her mother giving her up as a baby, but a new discovery reveals her mum to be beautiful Genevieve, the daughter of a noble English family. With a desperate need for answers, Agnes risks everything to track her down on a quest that takes her around the world, all the way to Australia. - Yours

  • A RICH and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded + Competition - Queensland Times

  • An absorbing read with memorable and authentic female characters - The Bookshelf Gargoyle

  • The latest offering from the accomplished Brisbane author is a satisfying saga about two strong-spirited women and the secrets they carry. - Who Weekly

  • I was gripped to the very last page. - Australian Women Writers Blog

  • A great read for lovers of historical fiction, and anyone who has read and enjoyed authors such as Kate Forsyth. - The Book Muse

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Kimberley Freeman

Kimberley Freeman was born in London and grew up in Brisbane. She is the author of Duet (2007), winner of the Ruby Award, Gold Dust (2008), Wildflower Hill (2010), Lighthouse Bay (2012), Ember Island (2013) and Evergreen Falls (2014). Her bestselling books have been translated into over twelve languages.

For more information visit facebook.com/KimberleyFreemanAuthor, read her blog on kimberleyfreeman.com or follow her on twitter.com/KimberleyTweets.