'This story will have you captivated from the very beginning to its compelling conclusion.' ADELAIDE MATTERS Newlyweds Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will survive the trauma and tragedy of war. Amid the desperate battles raging in Gallipoli, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together. In Sydney, Ruby reads his romantic letters full of love and longing. But as weeks slip into months Ruby must forge her own new life. When she takes a job at a city timber merchant's yard, she is thrown into a man's world fraught with complications. And as the lives of those around her begin to shatter, Ruby must change if she is to truly find her way. Is she still the same woman Jimmy fell in love with? Inspired by the true story of the author's own family history, THE SOLDIER'S WIFE is a heart-soaring story of passion, love and loss and learning how to live when all you hold dear is threatened. '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.' BOOKS+PUBLISHING
A beautiful and poignant love story - Better Reading 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
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. 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 WAR BRIDE is her twenty-ninth book, and follows THE SOLDIER'S WIFE, also published by Hachette Australia.