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Pearl In A Cage : The Woody Creek Series : Book One - Joy Dettman

Pearl In A Cage

The Woody Creek Series : Book One

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Published: 1st May 2010
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The first novel in Joy Dettman's sensational new Woody Creek series now in B format.

On a balmy midsummer's evening in 1923, a young woman - foreign, dishevelled and heavily pregnant - is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek.

The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the woman is brought to her door. Try as she might, Gertrude is unable to save her - but the baby lives. When no relatives come forth to claim the infant, Gertrude's daughter Amber - who has recently lost a son in childbirth - and her husband Norman take the child in. In the ensuing weeks, Norman becomes convinced that God has sent the baby to their door, and in an act of reckless compassion, he names the baby Jennifer and registers her in place of his son.

Loved by some but scorned by more - including her stepmother and stepsister who resent the interloper - Jenny survives her childhood and grows into an exquisite and talented young woman. But who were her parents? Why does she so strongly resemble an old photograph of Gertrude's philandering husband? And will she one day fulfil her potential?

Spanning two momentous decades and capturing rural Australia's complex and mysterious heart, Pearl in a Cage is the unputdownable new novel by one of our most talented storytellers.

About The Author

Joy Dettman was born in country Victoria and spent her early years in towns on either side of the Murray River. She is an award-winning writer of short stories and the acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday and Diamonds in the Mud.

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5.0

Passed on to friends, all loved it.

By Jen

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Be A Great Tv Series
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Pearl In A Cage:

    I am now half way through the last of the series Ripples on A Pond and don't want it to end, hope there is another one

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    4.0

    Another great read

    By kar

    from Southwest W.A.

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Pearl In A Cage:

      Another great story from Joy Dettman, telling life as it is, raw and real

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      ISBN: 9780330425667
      ISBN-10: 0330425668
      Series: Woody Creek Ser.
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Published: 1st May 2010
      Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 3.2
      Weight (kg): 0.44

      Joy Dettman

      Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne. It was a creative writing course in 1988 which helped to turn a lifelong interest into an obsession. As well as being a mother of four, Joy is now a full-time writer and published author of several award-winning short stories as well as her best-selling novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust and The Seventh Day which have all been critical and commercial successes.

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