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The Soldier's Wife

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Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will survive the trauma of war. Amid the desperate battles of the Dardanelles, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together; in Sydney, Ruby reads his letters full of love and longing. But as weeks slip into months Ruby must forge her own new life to survive. When she takes a job as a bookkeeper at an inner-city timber merchant's yard, she is thrown into a man's world fraught with complications. Just as Ruby starts to find her way, the lives of those around her begin to shatter and she faces her biggest battle yet.
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Pamela is an award-winning author for both adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured in creative writing. Writing under the name Pamela Freeman, she wrote the historical novel THE BLACK DRESS, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize for 2006 and is now in its third edition. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the CASTINGS TRILOGY and her Aurealis Award winning novel EMBER AND ASH. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers' Centre. THE SOLDIER'S WIFE is her 30th book.


Review -- Sue Nosworthy * ReadPlus * review + giveaway * Country News Shepparton * The Soldier's Wife was an incredible story of love and devotion, but it was also much more. It was so brilliantly written that I was drawn into the lives of Ruby and Jimmy from the first page and was left holding my breath as I devoured the rest of it, hardly able to put it down. The Soldier's wife was heartbreaking and uplifting, and will have you on the edge of your seat with its many twists and turns. * Inside My World blog * The attention to detail in this book dropped me right back into daily life of 1915 Sydney. * duffythewriterblog * Review + giveaway * Queensland Times * Review * Moonee Valley Leader * Review + giveaway * Country News Shepparton * Inspired by the author's family history, this story will have you captivated from the very beginning to its compelling conclusion. * Adelaide Matters * The Soldier's Wife is a beautiful and poignant love story. -- Cheryl Arkle * Better Reading * ...the pages just flew by. This is a book that you won't want to tear yourself away from ...compulsive reading * Sam Still Reading Blog * Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our heart with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice and the joy of true partnership. * iBooks, Best Books of May * Review * Sunday Herald Sun * Five Stars -- Natasha Tambiah * Confessions of a Romaholics * This book was a joy to read - it had bold, wonderful, engaging transforming female protagonists on the cusp of emancipation. -- Carol Seeley * Reading, Writing and Reisling * Inspired by the author's family history, this story will have you captivated from the very beginning to its compelling conclusion. * Adelaide Matters * Four stars. -- Emily Paull * Emily Paull * Absolutely worth the read! 9/10 -- Dorothy * DorothyNada * We love Pamela Hart's trailer for her new book The Soldier's Wife. * Australian Writers' Centre Newsletter * [The novel] evokes WWI Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads. -- Felicity McLean * Bookseller + Publisher *

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