Love and babies: two things Lucy doesn't have time for in her life. It's 1926 and this young West Australian woman is happy as an accountant. And she intends to stay that way.
Along comes Giorgio, an Italian migrant fisherman sent to Australia in disgrace. The moment their eyes meet across the fish market, he knows Lucy's the girl for him. If it weren't for his reputation as a rake, he's certain he could catch more than just her eye – perhaps even her heart, too.
A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia.
About the Author
Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish. She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below. Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all. Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world. The Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy. She swears the Mel Goes to Hell series ambushed her on a crowded train and wouldn't leave her alone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a must read
This is a refreshing love story! The writer has two strong willed women in this storyline during a place and time when independent women were not commonplace. I love how this writer wasted no time immersing you into the story and also brilliantly illustrated our main characters struggling path towards accepting each other. Amazingly this is a short story, and I truly ended this story wanting to know more! I received a free copy in a newsletter that asked for honest reviews.