Ember Island: A Novel

Novel by Kimberley Freeman


In 1891 Tilly Kirkland is reeling with shock and guilt after her tempestuous marriage ends in horrific circumstances Fleeing to the farthest place she knows Tilly takes a job on Ember Island in Moreton Bay Australia where she becomes the governess to the prison superintendents precocious young daughter Nell Tilly knows she must keep the past hidden in order to start a new life but she doesnt know that Nell is watching her every move and writing it all down hiding tiny journals all over their rambling manor home More than one hundred years later bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling to complete her next book A reporter asking questions about her great-grandmother sends Nina retreating to her familys home on Ember Island where she hopes to find her lost inspiration somewhere in the crumbling walls Though they are separated by years both Tilly and Nina must learn that some secrets never stay buried but what matters most is learning to trust your heart

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