In 1942, as the Japanese sweep towards northern Australia and allied troops swarm into Townsville, Kitty Martin is sent inland to the safety of Moonlight Plains. But when two American airmen crash on the isolated property, she is forced to grow up fast, coming face to face with tragedy, with love . . . and with heartbreak.
Years on, and Sally Piper, a young journalist, is sent to Moonlight Plains to cover the story of a cattleman turned builder who is restoring his grandmother's forgotten homestead. Sparks fly between them, but Sally is struggling to let go of the past, and Luke has his eyes fixed firmly on the future.
What they uncover together is a shocking secret that has been kept safe for more than seventy years. Now the entire family's happiness is at stake – or does the truth about the past hold a valuable lesson for the future?
A breathtaking novel about finding love against all the odds that will keep you captivated from beginning to end.
Praise for Barbara Hannay's bestsellers:
'Hannay's touch is deft, her pacing perfect and it all adds up to a gem of a story that certainly deserves a RITA.' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
'A fantastic story with beautiful characters and a lovely backdrop of rural Australia . . . heartache, loss, love and new beginnings.' 1 girl . . . 2 many books
It felt so real
What truely splendid book, loved the quite factual inclusions of the war years, my eyes were leaking quite a bit through this one!