In 1944, during the Second World War, Clara and two other young women work on a farm, as part of the Women’s Land Army.
Clara enjoys the lifestyle and the hard work helps her get through each day. No matter how busy she is though, she can never forget the horror she faced seven years earlier.
Her family was a happy one, with Clara and Ruth gradually taking over the running of the teashop in Lindari, a pretty country town set in beautiful green hills. Their father died when Clara was only four but she remembers him still.
When their mother died they still managed to keep the business running and their life was quiet and pleasant, until one night everything changed and Clara was left alone and devastated.
About The Author
Christine was busy at home for quite a few years, with five sons to look after and lots of books to read.
It never occurred to her she would write books herself, until she started an art and design course at TAFE, when her youngest son started school. She enjoyed the class but realised she was better at the theory side than the actual painting etc.
After the art class she took on a writing and editing class and immediately felt at home. She went on to study history at university and graduated with honours.
Since then she's been writing horror, romance, historical fiction, along with one non-fiction crime story, and supernatural books for adults, as well as a variety of children's/YA books.