LOVE. BETRAYAL. NEW BEGINNINGS. A young English war bride makes a new life in Australia in this gorgeously romantic story set on the stunning coast of Sydney by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE.
January, 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton is full of excitement as she arrives in Sydney to begin a new life in the warm, golden land of Australia. She leaves behind the horrors of WWI and can't wait to see her husband, Frank, after two years of 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. A growing friendship with army sergeant Tom McBride gives her a steady person to rely on. But just as Margaret and Tom begin to grow closer, news arrives that Frank may not have abandoned her. 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 of new beginnings by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE.
ALSO INCLUDES BONUS CHAPTERS of Pamela's latest book, A LETTER FROM ITALY
'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. Hart skilfully builds up suspense in this poignant novel and its dramatic conclusion is breathtaking.' Better Reading 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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This historical romance deals with devastating misconceptions, conflicting loyalties, feminism, resilience—as well as bodysurfing—against the backdrop of post-World War I Sydney. Pamela Hart’s intriguing, splendidly written novel opens with a dockside mix-up that changes the course of five characters’ lives: Margaret is slated to join her husband, Frank, after a long wartime separation, but a last-minute ship switch leaves each believing the other has deserted the marriage. Filled with drama and grit, The War Bride really shines in its vivid depiction of Sydney life in the 1920s.
Enjoyable with accurate historical information
As an Aussie who loves our history I really enjoyed this story. The accurate references to the era, fashion, changing styles and attitudes and the images the authors words created of early day sydney were fabulous and made the book very enjoyable.
Lovely easy read
Lovely read, enjoyed the book immensely