Silver Wattle

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A dazzling novel about two exceptional sisters set in the Australian film world of the 1920s, from the author of WHITE GARDENIA and TUSCAN ROSE.

I longed to be reborn into another, happier life. I wanted to believe that might happen in Australia.

When their mother is killed, Adela and her sister Klra escape Prague for the safety of Sydney.

The young women are given refuge by their fun and unconventional Uncle Ota, who encourages them to pursue their dreams. For Adela, that is to become a director in the golden era of Australian silent film. Along the way, she gathers an eclectic mix of characters, including a pioneering psychiatrist and a crass studio representative who vie for her heart, while she falls in love with the spectacular Australian landscape.

But just as Adela seems to be on the cusp of success and happiness, the dark forces of her past gain ground on her. Now she must fight rather than flee to protect all that is most precious to her.

Weaving fact into inspiring fiction with great flair and imagination, Silver Wattle is as full of hope, glamour and heartbreak as the film industry itself.

'An absorbing story of hope and despair, loyalty and love' Woman's Day

'Readers are kept on their toes ... and it's a worthwhile wait' Courier-Mail

'Keeps you involved and caring ... an engrossing read' MX