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READ & DOWNLOAD ß The secret years ✓ [Ebook] ➩ The secret years By Barbara Hannay – When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters They a When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon hN from north The secret eBook #10003 ueensland find forbidden love with the Honourable Georgina Lenton of London and persuade her to move to his isolated outback property And why are the effects of this encounter still reverberating in the lives of Lucy and her mother Rose nowAs the passions of the past trickle down the. Four and a half starsBack from a tour in Afghanistan army logistics officer Lucy Hunter finds several surprises waiting for her One is her mother at the airport to meet her instead of her fiancé Sam Another is tied up with a tin of memorabilia belonging to her grandfather Harry It includes letters from a woman and a photo of a young woman known as George Again this is a story of two times There is Lucy trying to find out about her family and understand of the difficult relationship that exists between her grandfather and her mother The past sends Lucy to England and later to Cornwall The descriptions of Australia and Cornwall are both so well done as is the chronicling of English society with its debutants and so onThe other story tells of how a woman from the English upper class ends up on an Australian cattle station in the outback All the characters in this story really came to life and had me feeling for them even when I didn’t always agree with their decisions While I enjoyed Lucy and Nick’s story I especially liked Harry and George’s story I have enjoyed several of Barbara Hannay’s books but this is the one that captivated me most It hooked me right from the beginning and held me throughout even when trekking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea This is an excellent read The fact that it took me almost a week to read it was not the book’s fault but just life intruding As soon as I could I was back to spending time with these characters I highly recommend this book for lovers of historical fiction Australiana and romance


Years three generations of one family pull together Each must learn in their own way how true love can conuer the greatest challenges of allFrom the wild beauty of the Australian bush to England's rugged south coast this is a deeply moving story of heartbreak heroism and homecoming by a beloved multi award winning author. The Secret Years is the first of Barbara Hannay's books that I've read and I can guarantee you it won't be the last The story takes the reader on a multi time lined journey through ravaged war zones both past and present and explores relationships between lovers family and extended family and friends Lucy our present day protagonist is the granddaughter to Harry the male protagonist from the historical time line but he still plays a part in the present day timeline too The story weaves its way through the timelines of several love stories and stories of self growth and discovery These beautifully depicted scenes even the ones in war torn London and New Guinea really transport the reader into the story and allow for a greater sense of taking part in the storyI think the most beautiful thing about this story was not the sizzling romances nor the freshly transformed relationship between mother and daughter but the tender and sweet relationship between Lucy and her grandfather Harry This was of particularly special interest to me because I lost my grandfather a couple of years ago and felt a solid connection between Lucy and Harry's relationship and that of my grandfather and I I did thoroughly enjoy the story the emotions ran high in every facet of the story and the level of drama and secrecy only added to the deliciously tantalising tale that Barbara weaves If her other books are as good as this one I am certainly in for a treatMy copy of this book was from Netgalley and possessed a number of weird formatting issues and typos but as an ARC I expect that these issues would have been rectified before publicationNote I was provided an electronic copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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The secret yearsWhen Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters They are clues about the secret years a period of Lucy's family history that has been kept a mystery until nowHow did a cattlema. Arriving back from deployment overseas Lucy Hunter was surprised to see her mother waiting for her at the airport instead of fiancé Sam But her concern was mostly for her grandfather her beloved Harry pa who was very ill in hospital Her mother Ro assured her that he was in no danger but Lucy knew her mother and grandfather didn’t often see eye to eye Having been fobbed off at every turn by both her mother and grandfather to any uestion about her family’s history Lucy was keen to find out ; her discovery of an old tin which contained memorabilia of a past that deeply involved Harry she was astounded to be drawn into the life of a beautiful young woman who signed the back of an old black and white photograph simply as “George” Lucy’s determination to find answers found her heading to England to Cornwall and the old property that was part of her family’s history The life of the Honourable Georgina Lenton; the war years and a young Captain Harry Kemp from the vast north ueensland property called Kalkadoon enthralled her – the knowledge which was slowly filtering through her senses about the secret years of her beloved Harry’s past was fascinating But she knew there was and the meeting of another descendant; the handsome Nick plus George’s best friend Primrose added layers to an already complicated issueWhat was it that Lucy’s mother was so desperate to keep secret With her emotions in overdrive Lucy gradually came to the realisation that there had been heartbreak and love in a past that was now a torment Would working together to unravel the truth bring peace to them all I absolutely loved The Secret Years by Aussie author Barbara Hannay which is her best yet in my opinion Filled with heroism love loss and heartache plus deeply moving memories of a past in the war years of New Guinea and Kakoda this novel includes wonderful characters and magnificent word pictures of an untamed Australian outback I have no hesitation in highly recommending this historical fiction novel by an author who is fast becoming one of my favourite “go to” writersWith thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review