+612 9045 4394
Stars Across the Ocean - Kimberley Freeman

Paperback Published: 26th April 2017
ISBN: 9780733633546
Number Of Pages: 464

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $29.99
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

The powerful new novel from Kimberley Freeman.

A rich and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded, from the author of the bestselling LIGHTHOUSE BAY and EMBER ISLAND.

1874: Only days before she is to leave the foundling home where she grew up, Agnes Resolute discovers that, as a baby, she had been abandoned with a small token of her mother: a unicorn button.

Agnes always believed her mother had been too poor to keep her, but after working as a laundress in the home she recognises the button as belonging to Genevieve Breckby, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of a local noble family. Agnes had seen Genevieve once, in the local village, and had never forgotten her.

Despite having no money, Agnes will risk everything in a quest that will take her from the bleak moors of northern England to the harsh streets of London, then on to Paris and Ceylon. As Agnes follows her mother's trail, she makes choices that could cost her dearly. Finally, in Australia, she tracks Genevieve down. But is Genevieve capable of being the mother Agnes hopes she will be?

An enthralling story about love, motherhood and choosing who you belong to in the world by the bestselling author of Lighthouse Bay and Ember Island.

Industry Reviews

An absorbing read with memorable and authentic female characters - The Bookshelf Gargoyle

Agnes always believed poverty was the reason for her mother giving her up as a baby, but a new discovery reveals her mum to be beautiful Genevieve, the daughter of a noble English family. With a desperate need for answers, Agnes risks everything to track her down on a quest that takes her around the world, all the way to Australia. - Yours

A great read for lovers of historical fiction, and anyone who has read and enjoyed authors such as Kate Forsyth. - The Book Muse

The latest offering from the accomplished Brisbane author is a satisfying saga about two strong-spirited women and the secrets they carry. - Who Weekly

A RICH and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded + Competition - Queensland Times

I was gripped to the very last page. - Australian Women Writers Blog

Unput - downable


This story has three main characters, each of whom are very strong and self-directed women. You cannot put it down once you begin reading it.

Cabramatta, NSW, Australia


Stars Across the Ocean

5.0 1


ISBN: 9780733633546
ISBN-10: 0733633544
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

Kimberley Freeman

About the Author

Kimberley Freeman is an established writer under the name Kim Wilkins. She was born in London and grew up in Brisbane. She has degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her book The Infernal won the 1997 Aurealis Awards for Best Horror Novel and Best Fantasy Novel. In 2000 The Resurrectionists won the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel, while Angel of Ruin won this award in 2001. She is moving her writing talents out of the speculative fiction genre and focusing on commercial women's fiction. She published Duet in 2007, Gold Dust in 2008 and Wildflower Hill in 2010 under the pen-name Kimberley Freeman.

She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two children.

Visit Kimberley Freeman's Booktopia Author Page

This product is categorised by