Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Exciting News!

I'm now working on the copy edits for The Secret Years which means the release date of August 26th is inching closer and the book is now available for pre-order on all the usual online sites. Here's the cover. What do you think?

I'm still gulping that my publishers are giving it a Guaranteed Great Read sticker -- quite wonderful to know they have so much faith in this story.

Here's the blurb:

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
'A story that 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