This lovely book is an evocative and compelling page-turner. There is an immediacy to the writing; the reader is transported easily between past and present, and between the lush Queensland rainforest and wartime Brisbane. The historical elements are well researched, the characters are convincing and the plot, about love and deeply hidden family secrets, is intriguing and moving. Most of all, I loved the mysterious ruined Spanish castle, half swallowed by the forest. What an amazing place to set a story, and even better to know that it's real!
South Gippsland, Victoria