Portfolio Category: Historical Fiction

The Desert Nurse

 In 1914, Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor, but her medico father has forbidden it. Undaunted, Evelyn becomes a nurse, just in time to enlist as an Army nurse in World War I. She vows she will never marry -  never give another man control over her life. In Egypt, she nurses the…
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The Soldier’s Wife

Sydney, 1915 World War One brings tragedy and loss - and sweeping change for those left at home Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will survive the trauma of the war.  Amid the desperate battles of the Dardanelles, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together; in Sydney, Ruby reads his letters full…
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A Letter from Italy

Italy at war... Rebecca Quinn comes to Italy in 1917 with her husband Jack, both foreign correspondents reporting on the Royal Australian Navy's fight against German U-boats in the Adriatic Sea.  Rebecca wants to use this opportunity to break out of the Women's Pages and prove that women can equal male journalists in resolve and…
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The War Bride

War bride Margaret Dalton arrives in Sydney as happy as she's ever been - expecting to meet her ANZAC husband Frank on the dock.  But Frank is not there, and Army records show that he was married before he joined up - and has a daughter. Devastated, Margaret has to make a new life for…
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