Author(s): Pamela Hart
Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will survive the trauma of war. Amid the desperate battles of the Dardanelles, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together; in Sydney, Ruby reads his letters full of love and longing. But as weeks slip into months Ruby must forge her own new life to survive. When she takes a job as a bookkeeper at an inner-city timber merchant's yard, she is thrown into a man's world fraught with complications. Just as Ruby starts to find her way, the lives of those around her begin to shatter and she faces her biggest battle yet.
Pamela is an award-winning author for both adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured in creative writing. Writing under the name Pamela Freeman, she wrote the historical novel THE BLACK DRESS, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize for 2006 and is now in its third edition. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the CASTINGS TRILOGY and her Aurealis Award winning novel EMBER AND ASH. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers' Centre. THE SOLDIER'S WIFE is her 30th book.