Some family secrets are best set free.
When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia, she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters. They are clues about the secret years, a period of Lucy's family history that has been kept a mystery . . . until now.
How did a cattleman from north Queensland find forbidden love with the Honourable Georgina Lenton of London and persuade her to move to his isolated outback property? And why are the effects of this encounter still reverberating in the lives of Lucy and her mother, Rose, now?
As the passions of the past trickle down the years, three generations of one family pull together. Each must learn in their own way how true love can conquer the greatest challenges of all.
From the wild beauty of the Australian bush to England's rugged south coast, this is a deeply moving story of heartbreak, heroism and homecoming by a beloved, multi-award-winning author.
Praise for Barbara Hannay
'A sprawling love story set in the stunning north Queensland hinterland – this is Barbara Hannay at her best.' Queensland Country Life
'***** Will have you laughing one moment and in tears the next.' Talking Books
'Seamlessly weaves together a story of love lost and gained. Another delightful rural romance.' Book'd Out
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s a pleasure to follow an author who gets better with every book. Barbara Hannay (Zoe’s Muster) delights with this cross-generational love story, which is terrifically romantic and full of surprises. The Secret Years focuses on Lucy, who returns to Townsville after a deployment in Afghanistan to discover that her world has changed dramatically. As Lucy tries to regain her footing, she also endeavours to learn more about her beloved grandfather’s past. Throughout this page-turning read, we found ourselves guessing about the romance between an Aussie station owner and English aristocrat during World War II and rooting for Lucy to find her own happiness.
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Wonderful outback romance
I haven't read a lot of Barbara Hannay, however what I have read has kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put her books down for fear that I would miss something. I love the use of Australian places as it's more real to me that way being an Aussie. I'm not a fan of romance, but there is just enough in this book, and several times though the book I had a tear bought to my eye......
Thank you for your books Barbara Hannay