BOOK REVIEW: THE SECRET YEARS by Barbara Hannay

The Secret Years  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.

WHAT I THINK OF THIS BOOK

I loved this story. Set in the present day and World War II, it travels from the Queensland Outback, to Townsville on the Queensland coast and to Cornwall in England. Barbara Hannay weaves an intriguing tale that kept me page-turning through the entire novel. The characters were all endearing and believable, good, strong characters. I whole-heartedly recommend this book.

 

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