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‘A deeply touching, delicious, slow burn of a love affair. A really excellent book and Jenny Ashcroft’s best yet.’ Dinah Jeffries

‘The perfect way to lose myself, escaping from the every day to travel around the world.’ Louise Douglas

What if all you needed to do to find home, was leave?


Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia.

All expenses as well as passage covered.
Interested parties to apply without delay to 32 Williams Street, Belgravia.

Rose Hamilton is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are so many reasons she should ignore the advertisement: the war, those treacherous seas, her family, her fiancé… but she cannot help herself. Within weeks, she is boarding an enormous convoy, already too attached to five-year-old Walter Lucknow.

But rural Queensland, and the cattle station home of Walter’s parents, is not as either of them were told to expect. Rose cannot leave this little boy she’s grown to love until he is happy, and she knows the key to this is Walter’s wounded fighter pilot uncle Max. But how will she ever part with Walter? And what if he isn’t the only reason she wants to stay?

Authors love Under the Golden Sun:

‘An epic story of hope and heartbreak.’ Iona Grey, author of Letters to the Lost

‘Utterly emotive and beautiful.’ Lorna Cook, author of The Forbidden Promise

‘A sumptuous story of love and belonging.’ Tracy Rees
, author of The House at Silvermoor

‘Ashcroft fans are in for a real treat.’ Emma Rous, author of The Perfect Guests

Under the Golden Sun transported me to exciting, sun-filled places.’ Liz Trenow
, author of The Forgotten Seamstress

‘Ashcroft writes with the perfect blend of elegance and emotional punch.’ Hazel Gaynor
, author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter

‘Will grab your heart, squeeze it and won’t let it go until the poignant and emotional end.’ Louise Fein
, author of People Like Us

‘A story of love in its various forms, with the powerful pull of promises made, trust broken and well-kept secrets.’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan


‘This is a novel to lose yourself in.’ Gill Paul
, author of The Lost Daughter

‘Keeps you guessing till the end.’ Adrienne Chin
, author of The English Wife

‘A beautiful and sumptuous story that tugs on your heartstrings in all the right ways.’ Nikola Scott, author of My Mother’s Shadow


‘Vivid and lyrical, this epic love story completely enchanted and transported me. Unforgettably poignant, Rose’s story is spellbinding yet utterly real.’ Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You


Reviews

My heart! This book was sumptuous and hooked me from the first page... The location was beautifully exotic and the storyline just compelling. I loved it.
Lorna Cook, on Meet Me in Bombay
Historical fiction at its atmospheric best
Sarra Manning, Red Magazine on Island in the East
With vivid descriptions of this vast country, and lovingly drawn characters, this book is a holiday must
Woman's Own
Impossible to put down.
Kate Riordan, on Island in the East
Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling.
Kate Furnivall, on Island in the East
I loved Island in the East. A fabulous book.
Tracy Rees, on Island in the East
One of those rare and wonderful books that truly draws you into another place and time, word perfect, pitch perfect, detail perfect... Anyone who truly loves historical fiction should run to buy a copy of Meet Me in Bombay today.
Lauren Willig, on Meet Me in Bombay
An evocative, absorbing story... A rich and satisfying read.
Gill Paul, on Island in the East
Moving and beautifully written, this enchanting story of love and loss touched my heart.
Dinah Jefferies, on Meet Me in Bombay
An emotional, romantic read
My Weekly
A moving, stirring love story, and so richly atmospheric. I could practically feel the sweat prickling on my skin
Rachel Rhys, on Island in the East