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Thorn on the Rose : The Woody Creek Series : Book Two - Joy Dettman

Thorn on the Rose

The Woody Creek Series : Book Two

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The second sensational instalment in Joy Dettman's epic new Woody Creek series now in B format

Pearl in a Cage ended in May 1939 when, just fifteen years old, 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 – the product of a vicious rape. 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 labelled the 'town slut', she finds refuge in Gertrude, her kind-hearted, dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife, and settles into a routine in the ever-expanding household. Exactly how Vern Cooper – the one man Gertrude truly loves – fits into this family of misfits is something that Gertrude will have to grapple with.

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 fulfil her destiny?

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 highly-acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday, Diamonds in the Mud (short stories) and Pearl in a Cage.

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      I have read all 4 of this series,a fabulous,wonderful,well written series of books.I will be sad when i finish book 5.
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        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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        ISBN: 9780330404020
        ISBN-10: 0330404024
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 512
        Published: 1st March 2011
        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 3.3
        Weight (kg): 0.37
        Edition Number: 1