Author(s): Kimberley Freeman
1891: Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset. But nineteenth-century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather's health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore. But her new husband is not all he seems. Alone in the Channel Islands, Tilly finds her dream of a loving marriage is turning into a nightmare. 2012: Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer's block and her disappointing personal life. Nothing is quite working. After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs: it s a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland. Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home. And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve.Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives. Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart.
Kimberley Freeman is the pen name Kim Wilkins uses for her brilliant commercial women's fiction. She was born in London and grew up in Brisbane. She has degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing. Kim lives in Queensland. We published Duet in 2007 (which won the Ruby Award), Gold Dust in 2008, Wildflower Hill in 2010 and Lighthouse Bay in 2012.