Baker Publishing Group | May 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback |ISBN 978-0-8007-3178-6
Just when things seem to be looking up for John and Hannah Bradshaw, their world is turned upside down. Years ago, John was in prison when he was told his first wife, Margaret, died. So how is it that she shows up in Sydney Town looking to pick up where they left off? Her marriage now null and void, Hannah is distraught. But she and John feel they must separate to allow John's first marriage to continue. But is Margaret hiding something after all? And just what will she do to get what she wants? This conclusion to the Sydney Cove trilogy will draw readers in with its suspenseful, romantic, and tender narrative.
Hannah and John Bradshaw and their son, Tommy, are happy living on their sheep farm in Sydney Town. Little by little they are adding more and more sheep to the farm so they can begin shearing and selling the wool to finance their lives.
A few years ago when John was in prison, he was told that his first wife, Margaret, had died. John, of course, was devastated. Once out of prison he met and married Hannah and together they took in Tommy after both his parents died and they’ve become quite the family.
Well, lo and behold, the long dead, Margaret, shows up in Sydney Town alive and well and wants John to take her back. She found out that he was out of prison and living on the farm. John had a terrible decision to make – stay with Hannah or take Margaret back. It was an easy decision since he was still legally married to Margaret making his marriage to Hannah null and void. John couldn’t even have a judge grant him a divorce from Margaret because there were no grounds.
Tommy and Hannah moved out making way for, Margaret. Tommy was terribly upset that he and his mother were being forced to move but as a 10-year-old child, he didn’t have a choice.
Soon one of Hannah’s friends gets word that, Margaret, isn’t all she professes to be and is up to something, but what? Hannah isn’t totally convinced at first but when a second person repeats a rumour they heard about Margaret, Hannah decides she had best investigate. What she learns will throw the entire situation into a heart-pounding conclusion. This is the last book in the Sydney Cove trilogy which I thoroughly enjoyed.