Heart Of The Cross by Emily Madden

Book blurb…

From Ireland to Kings Cross, a legacy of loss and hope echoes across the generations …

Tinahely, Ireland, 1959 

Rosie Hart is content leaving her home behind to follow her new husband to Australia. But she soon discovers there is no room for her or their young son in the life he has built in vibrant Kings Cross. As their marriage crumbles, Rosie will need to fight for the golden future her son deserves.

Rose Bay, 1984 

Haunted by her past, Rosie is determined her daughter Maggie will follow the path she has set out for her. But Maggie has plans of her own, and Rosie can only pray the grief that plagues the Hart name won’t follow her.

Sydney, 2017 

When her grandmother dies and leaves Brianna Hart a secret apartment in Kings Cross, Brie wonders what else Rosie was keeping from her. As Brie chases the truth of Rosie’s past she uncovers an incredible story of passion, violence, love and tragedy. Is the Hart family’s legacy of loss inescapable, or has Rosie gifted her granddaughter with a future of hope?

My thoughts…

I still remember my first Emily Madden – The Lost Pearl – and this novel is as memorable for all the right reasons.

The story reflects on Rosie and Maggis’s life in Sydney’s famous Kings Cross and the descriptions of the area are fabulous. I could easily visualise the happenings in the streets and the houses.  The characters are indeed strong women carrying hearts full of regret from the secrets they’ve kept and the relationships they’ve lost.

A story for the TBR pile from another great Australian author.

This review is also published on Goodreads and Australian Women Writers Challenge

Published by Harper Collins Australia

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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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