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Cattleman from north ueensland find forbidden love with the Honourable Georgina Lenton of London and persuade her to move to his isolated outback property And why are the effects of this encounter still reverberating in the lives of Lucy and her mother Rose nowAs the passions of the past trickle down the years th. The Secret Years is Barbara Hannay's 49th book in which she blends a contemporary and historical narrative to present an engaging novel about family heroism heartbreak and loveArmy logistics officer Lucy Hunter is relieved to be home in Townsville after her six month deployment in Afghanistan but she isn't prepared for the changes in store for her Her mother has exchanged her childhood home for a sterile condo apartment she is sharing with a new man her grandfather's health is failing and her fiance Sam has cold feet With several weeks of leave ahead of her Lucy is at a loose end until she discovers a box of wartime memorabilia that contains clues to her family's history that neither her mother or grandfather are willing to talk about Hoping to understand the secrets of the past Lucy travels to Cornwall a place where she just might find her futureMoving between the past and present the narrative shifts between Lucy's journey to unravel her family's secrets and the story of the relationship between Lucy's cattleman grandfather Harry and his aristocratic bride Georgina Emotions run high in both timelines through scenes of wartime drama desperate passion and captivating romance I liked Lucy and I sympathised with her desire to understand the past The mystery stems from the discord between Lucy's mother Ro and Lucy's grandfather Harry which Lucy learns is related to her mother's brief time in England I also enjoyed Lucy's romance with the dashing NickBut it was the story of Harry and George's courtship and marriage that I found particularly entrancing Their love is touching and their wartime experiences are exciting if also soberingThe story takes us from Australia's coastline and outback to London during the Blitz from the wild bluffs of Cornwall to the jungles of Papua New Guinea as the Japanese invade Both the contemporary and wartime settings are vividly described as are the characters experiences of them The Secret Years is well written with appealing characters and a moving story Another winning romance

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Ree generations of one family pull together Each must learn in their own way how true love can conuer the greatest challenges of allFrom the wild beauty of the Australian bush to England's rugged south coast this is a deeply moving story of heartbreak heroism and homecoming by a beloved multi award winning author. Loved this multifaceted book covering three generations with lots of interesting history around war years two lovely romances family conflict and reconciliation The mysteries unfold at a great pace and the move back and forward from one generation to another is very artfully achieved I'll be looking for other books by Barbara Hannay

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When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters They are clues about the secret years a period of Lucy's family history that has been kept a mystery until nowHow did a. 45 StarsI have never been a fan of Australian rural settings in novels I'm not sure why really when I was younger they never seemed to interest me I must be mellowing a bit as I grow older or perhaps I would have always liked them and was just stubborn Either way I am glad I read this book it was wonderfulLucy comes back to Townsville from an army posting in Afghanistan and is excited to be reunited with her fiancée Unfortunately things do not go uite so well with their reunion and Lucy finds herself at her mothers house There she stumbles across an old biscuit tin full of old papers letters and photographs She stumbles across a photograph of her grandmother who she knows little to nothing about and begins to investigate her grandmother and her family Her search leads her to England where she goes to find answers and stumbles across a bit of romance herself Simultaneously the story jumps back in time and tells the story of George Lucy's grandmother and how she met the love of her life Harry An Aussie farmer and soldier during the second world war and how she came to transform from an upper class member of English society to a cattle farmer in the Aussie outbackAbsolutely delightful I must admit that I had my reservations if I would like this book or not I saw so many friends rate it highly and have such praise for it that I had to give it a go So glad I did because its one of my favourite romances of the yearAll of the characters are fantastic in both time frames I especially love Harry Lucy's grandfather and I adored the love story with him and Lucy's grandmother Lucy's mother Rose obviously has some issues in relation to her relationship with her father and it was interesting to discover why she had these issues and I was anxious to see if she could mend ties Lucy is a great character too Independent and strong and although I didn't particularly agree with some of her choices she was a great character I loved Nick her love interestThe only thing I didn't really like about the book was it got a bit corny towards the end But it was sweet and it didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the novelI'm not generally a fan of historical fiction but the way this book went back and forth in time was seamless and fascinating I was absolutely enthralled by the scenes from the 40's and the war especially the scenes set when the Japanese invaded Papua New Guinea It was all written extremely well and I loved the brief mix of action suspense and romance This book is not entirely classed as historical fiction because the majority of the book was set in the presentWould I recommend itAbsolutely A must read for any romance and Australian history fan And anyone who loves the Aussie outback The Secret Years is for youThanks to the author via NetGalley for a review copyFor reviews visit my blog wwwbooksbabiesbeingcomFollow me on twitterwwwtwittercomBBBMel Bruder Kemal upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters They are clues about the secret years a period of Lucy's family history that has been kept a mystery Řídících Márinka (Řídících Márinka, until nowHow did a. 45 StarsI have never been a fan of Australian rural settings in novels I'm not sure why really when I was younger they never seemed to interest me I must be mellowing a bit as I grow older or perhaps I would have always liked them and was just stubborn Either way I am glad I read this book it was wonderfulLucy comes back to Townsville from an army posting in Afghanistan and is excited to be reunited with her fiancée Unfortunately things do not go あばれんぼハニー (Abarenbo Honey) Vol.02 uite so well with their reunion and Lucy finds herself at her mothers house There she stumbles across an old biscuit tin full of old papers letters and photographs She stumbles across a photograph of her grandmother who she knows little to nothing about and begins to investigate her grandmother and her family Her search leads her to England where she goes to find answers and stumbles across a bit of romance herself Simultaneously the story jumps back in time and tells the story of George Lucy's grandmother and how she met the love of her life Harry An Aussie farmer and soldier during the second world war and how she came to transform from an Labors Giant Step upper class member of English society to a cattle farmer in the Aussie outbackAbsolutely delightful I must admit that I had my reservations if I would like this book or not I saw so many friends rate it highly and have such praise for it that I had to give it a go So glad I did because its one of my favourite romances of the yearAll of the characters are fantastic in both time frames I especially love Harry Lucy's grandfather and I adored the love story with him and Lucy's grandmother Lucy's mother Rose obviously has some issues in relation to her relationship with her father and it was interesting to discover why she had these issues and I was anxious to see if she could mend ties Lucy is a great character too Independent and strong and although I didn't particularly agree with some of her choices she was a great character I loved Nick her love interestThe only thing I didn't really like about the book was it got a bit corny towards the end But it was sweet and it didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the novelI'm not generally a fan of historical fiction but the way this book went back and forth in time was seamless and fascinating I was absolutely enthralled by the scenes from the 40's and the war especially the scenes set when the Japanese invaded Papua New Guinea It was all written extremely well and I loved the brief mix of action suspense and romance This book is not entirely classed as historical fiction because the majority of the book was set in the presentWould I recommend itAbsolutely A must read for any romance and Australian history fan And anyone who loves the Aussie outback The Secret Years is for youThanks to the author via NetGalley for a review copyFor reviews visit my blog wwwbooksbabiesbeingcomFollow me on twitterwwwtwittercomBBBMel

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