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'...women's fiction at its best. I was kept guessing till the end. I loved every bit of this book.' Amazon review

In 1950 Australia, Raine believes her unplanned marriage to the volatile Teddy is working out fine. They have their own place, humble though it is. Their baby thrives.
But when Teddy abandons his young family, a grieving and furious Raine faces hard choices - made harder when she discovers she's bearing their second child.
Are the words of the telegram the real reason behind Teddy's desertion?
Was there ever a future for them, or had his harridan mother been right all along?
And what about the faithful, devoted Alf? He's always looked out for Raine. He'd love to do so forever.
With her baby nearly due, Raine sets out on a punishing journey to face the truth. And make the most important decision of her life.

What readers say

'Truly, this is the best book I've read this year.'

'... a unique and emotionally charged historical romance novel'

'I found myself unable to set down the book, reading into the wee hours of the night.'

'The 'torn between two lovers' theme plays out in an original way and keeps the reader turning the pages right up until the end.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17mm | 318g
  • English
  • 9798700590549
  • 1,283,599

Rating details

34 ratings
4.79 out of 5 stars
5 82% (28)
4 15% (5)
3 3% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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