When Merryn O'Neill’s fiancé, Jake Hawkins, an officer with the
Pacific Islands Regiment in Port Moresby, breaks off their
engagement, so he can marry the daughter of his commanding
officer, her world is torn apart.
Arriving reluctantly in Port Moresby to take up a prearranged
flying position, Merryn doesn't envisage the magical spell this
strange and seductive land, particularly one of its own people, will
cast over her. But Merryn and Jake share a secret from the past
Merryn can’t forget. No matter how much she tries.
Set during the period of the Vietnam War, against a backdrop of
evocative tropical heat, menace, and intrigue, Bird of Paradise
explores the tangled emotions of love, loss, and betrayal, climaxing
in dramatic and unexpected consequences.
A vivid portrait of Papua New Guinea in the 1960s and a compelling story
of a betrayed young woman’s courageous search for love and forgiveness.
– Rosie Dub: Author… Gathering Storm