The sweeping saga of a young English war bride's new life in Australia, set on the stunning coast of Sydney, by the bestselling author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE
LOVE. BETRAYAL. NEW BEGINNINGS.
January 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton arrives in Sydney full of excitement for what her new life will bring. 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 will have far-reaching consequences. Where should Margaret's loyalties lie: with the old life or with the new?
Inspired by the true stories of war wives who arrived in Australia, THE WAR BRIDE is a gorgeously romantic story by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE.
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 Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice - iBOOKS (BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH) 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. We can almost feel her longing, as well as the frustrating injustice she faces with the social pressures placed on a young woman moving into new times. Hart skilfully builds up suspense in this poignant novel and its dramatic conclusion is breathtaking - BETTER READING 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. THE DESERT NURSE follows her bestselling novels THE SOLDIER'S WIFE, THE WAR BRIDE and A LETTER FROM ITALY.