Stars in the Southern Sky” is an historical saga set in the “most isolated town” of Australia. From its passionate people, to its mystic wildlife, the outback becomes its own character in Elizabeth Haran’s novel about learning how to thrive in the face of adversity.
London 1954: When Estella is abandoned by her lawyer husband, James, her life of luxury crumbles. Not only had he left his job and frittered away their savings, James was cheating on Estella – with her cousin Davinia. But the family secrets didn’t end there.
Heartbroken, Estella turns her back on England. Her distant uncle Charlie beckons her to Australia, where she accepts a new position – village veterinarian. She had studied veterinary medicine, but she’d never had a real job. As Estella sets off for the outback, she carries secrets of her own: she is pregnant with James’ baby.
Day one in the bush brings the young Londoner to tears. Kangaroo Crossing, population thirteen, was not what Estella had expected. Sweltering. Dusty. Fly-infested. From the gruff propeller plane pilot to the perpetually drunken town doctor, the locals eye the newcomer with suspicion.
After a series of harrowing events, Estella strives to prove herself capable of the job. Just as the villagers of Kangaroo Crossing start to accept Estella – and a romance starts to blossom – her past catches up with her. She’s been hiding things from them.
Back in England, James has gotten wind of the baby. His new wife, Davinia, can’t have children- but her lavish inheritance depends on an heir. James will stop at nothing to get what is his. Can Estella save her baby – and herself – from the wild Australian bush? Will she ever learn to love again?
With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran has written numerous historical romance novels including “Staircase to the Moon”, “Island of Whispering Winds”, “Under a Flaming Sky”, “Dreams beneath a Red Sun”, and “River of Fortune”, available as ebooks.
Haran’s novels are perfect for fans of family sagas set in beautiful locations like Sarah Lark’s, “Island of a Thousand Springs” or Kate Morton’s, “The Forgotten Garden”.
About the author:
Elizabeth Haran was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.