The first novel in Joy Dettman's sensational new Woody Creek series now in B format.
On a balmy midsummer's evening in 1923, a young woman - foreign, dishevelled and heavily pregnant - is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek.
The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the woman is brought to her door. Try as she might, Gertrude is unable to save her - but the baby lives.
When no relatives come forth to claim the infant, Gertrude's daughter Amber - who has recently lost a son in childbirth - and her husband Norman take the child in. In the ensuing weeks, Norman becomes convinced that God has sent the baby to their door, and in an
act of reckless compassion, he names the baby Jennifer and registers her in place of his son.
Loved by some but scorned by more - including her stepmother and stepsister who resent the interloper - Jenny survives her childhood and grows into an exquisite and talented young woman. But who were her parents? Why does she so strongly resemble an old photograph of Gertrude's philandering husband? And will she one day fulfil her potential?
Spanning two momentous decades and capturing rural Australia's complex and mysterious heart, Pearl in a Cage is the unputdownable new novel by one of our most talented storytellers. ISBN: 9780330425667 Publication Date: 03 / 05 / 2010 Pages: 576 Dimensions: 131 x 197 x 32mm
Add to Cart Untitled One of my favourite series! Follow the lives, loves & losses of the residents of Woody Creek, a small Victorian logging town, from the tumultuous night in 1923 when a small child is born. Secrets, from the decisions made that night, continue to influence the course of events across the next six decades. At times dark & twisted but so very, very good! - Susan (QBD) Christine, 28/03/2019 Pearl In A Cage A fantastic read This is the story of Jenny found as a newborn infant in her dead mother's arms and adopted into a small town in rural Australia. This is the first book in the Woody Creek Series. An insightful and original story, I couldn't put it down. Reviewed by 30cs Christine, 18/08/2014