Author(s): Joy Dettman
It is 1939 and Jenny Morrison, distraught and just fifteen years of age, has fled the tiny logging community of Woody Creek for a new life in the big smoke. But four months later she is back - wiser, with an expensive new wardrobe, and bearijng another dark secret...She takes refuge with Gertrude, her dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife, and settles into a routine in the ever-expanding and chaotic household. But can she ever put the trauma of her past behind her and realise her dream of becoming a famous singer? Or is she doomed to follow in the footsteps of her tragic and mysterious mother? Spanning a momentous wartime decade and filled with the joys and heartaches of life in rural Australia, Thorn on the Rose is the spellbinding sequel to Pearl in a Cage.
Joy Dettman is the author of Diamonds in the Mud, a collection of short stories, as well as the novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, and One Sunday. Thorn on the Rose is the second novel in her Woody Creek series.