This sweeping tale confirms Joy Dettman's place as one of our most gifted storytellers.
When Jenny Morrison fled Woody Creek for a new life in Melbourne she left behind a dysfunctional family, a town of small-minded gossips, and, most tragically, a newborn baby. Mustering all her strength, she resolved to put her past behind her, reclaim her identity, and pursue her dream of becoming a famous singer....
Yet just months later she is back - wiser and with an expensive new wardrobe - but with a second child growing in her belly. Cruelly labeled the ‘town slut’, she finds refuge in Gertrude, her kind-hearted, dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife.
Jenny thrives and, daring once again to dream, leaves Woody Creek for a second time and moves to Sydney, where at last it seems that the beautiful young songstress may find happiness... But can the past ever truly be buried? And will Jenny Morrison ever fulfill her destiny?
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Loved this book
The fact that one could feel Jenny's emotions, her hard ache and her joys.
When she and Jim got together in Sidney. One wished such happiness for her.
I loved that she truly loved her children no matter what happened to her.
Jenny because one could feel her emotions in the whole of her character
It is a book certainly worth reading. I could not put it down.
Worth listening to not a good as book 1
I still like the story Joy Dettman is a really good writer, however I wanted a bit of laughter not the endless ho hum drama and Jenny to actually make a decision.
Dettman paints a good picture of the times especially in country Australia
If I was reading the book I would probably skipped pages, I like Deidre Rubinstein as the narrator she makes the book come alive
Yes, however a TV mini series would work so much better