Under The Golden Sun (Paperback)Jenny Ashcroft (author)
'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
'Vivid and lyrical, this epic love story completely enchanted and transported me. Unforgettably poignant, Rose's story is spellbinding yet utterly real.' Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm
Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling. -- Kate Furnivall * on Island in the East *
A moving, stirring love story, and so richly atmospheric. I could practically feel the sweat prickling on my skin -- Rachel Rhys * on Island in the East *
An evocative, absorbing story... A rich and satisfying read. -- Gill Paul * 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. -- Lorna Cook * 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. -- Lauren Willig * on Meet Me in Bombay *
Historical fiction at its atmospheric best -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine on Island in the East *
Impossible to put down. -- Kate Riordan * on Island in the East *
I loved Island in the East. A fabulous book. -- Tracy Rees * on Island in the East *
With vivid descriptions of this vast country, and lovingly drawn characters, this book is a holiday must * Woman's Own *
An emotional, romantic read * My Weekly *
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“Well researched historical novel! Enjoyable!”
I’ve read several books by Jenny Ashcroft and they are always well researched and extremely gripping, full of wonderful characters who really come to life with every page read.
In “Under The Golden Sun” I just love... More
“Beautifully drawn, evocative historical novel”
I genuinely loved this book - I found it hard to put down, and yet I also desperately didn’t want it to end as I knew I would be bereft when I finished it. Jenny writes with evocative charm and eloquence, immersing... More
I'm a massive fan of historical fiction so I really enjoyed this book. The story had such depth of character and emotion, I found myself genuinely caring about the characters. I have read a few of Jenny's... More
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