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              Books by Victoria Purman

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              The Women's Pages

              The Women's Pages (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $32.99
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              From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousan...ds of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her - where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make up. As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them. Meanwhile Tilly's waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since liberated from Changi, a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning...
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              ISBN 9781489273987
              Published AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Nobody But Him
                 

              Nobody But Him (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $44.99
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              At eighteen, Julia Jones left for the city with a head full of grand plans for an exciting life that certainly didn't include her home town of Middle Point (a main street with a pub) - or Ryan Blackburn. But fifteen years and a lifetime later, she's forced to put her big city lif...e on hold when she heads home to finalise her mother's estate. Whic...
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              ISBN 9781459688476
              Released AU 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2)

              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              What the heck has happened to Dan McSwaine? When Lizzie Blake knocks on the door of Dan McSwaine's beach house at Middle Point, she barely recognises the man who answers. Whatever happened to the guy who swaggered into her home town and her life with a grin and who left with her ...heart in his back pocket? Lizzie wonders if he'll ever be that man again and if she should risk everything she's built her life on to help him. Dan McSwaine can't normally bear to be more than ten minutes from a hip bar, an imported beer and a group of hot women. So what is he doing holed up in a falling down beach shack at Middle Point? All he knows is that he's made some crazy decisions since the night a truck slammed into his car and almost killed him. The first one was to think that buying a crumbling piece of coastal real estate was a good idea. The second crazy decision was to try to hide away from the world when a woman like Lizzie Blake is determined to drag him right back into it...
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              ISBN 9781743567739
              Published AU 20 Jan 2014
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Boys of Summer Series
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              The Three Miss Allens
               

              The Three Miss Allens (Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $13.59
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              • Pub Date
                7 Apr 21

              From a bestselling Australian author comes a compelling narrative set in the 1930s and modern-day South Australia.<\strong> How much of who we are is destiny and how much is chance?<\p> In 1934, the three Miss Allens - Ruby, Adeline and Clara - arrive in the seaside town of Remar...kable Bay for their annual summer holiday. It's the last time they'll spend summer as a family. Adeline is engaged, Ruby is weighing up an offer, and Clara is just eighteen and about to start her life. But by summer's end, the lives they have known will change irrevocably and a mysterious secret will tear the family apart.<\p> Eighty-two years later, Ruby's great-granddaughter Roma Harris moves to the now sleepy Remarkable Bay, retreating from tragedy. Roma's distant cousin Addy arrives too, fleeing a life with too much drama. It's only when the women discover an old guest book that they start asking questions about the mysterious third Miss Allen. Who was she? Why has she disappeared from the family's history?<\p> If they solve this mystery from their past, could it change their futures?<\p>
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              ISBN 9781867208136
              Published AU 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Summer Love

              Summer Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Darragh, Lea; Purman, Victoria; Schwartz

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Our Kind Of Love -- Victoria Purman Dr Anna Morelli rarely makes mistakes. But this one is big, bordering on huge. Somewhere between sunset and sunrise at the simple beachside wedding of two old friends, she's cried in the ladies bathroom, danced to too many ABBA songs and surviv...ed the best, knock-your-socks-off one night stand in recorded history. Has she gone crazy? She's supposed to be running from the disasters in her life, not creating more. Award winning journalist Joe Blake is back in Middle Point to lick his wounds after being dumped by his wife and sacked from his Sydney job on the same day. But after one incredible night with Anna, he finds he'll need all his investigative skills to figure out why she won't give in to their sizzling chemistry Kiss It Better -- Jenny Schwartz All Cassie Freedom wants to do is save the world. But her dream of nursing in Africa is shattered, and she returns home to Jardin Bay, where she is surrounded by reminders of her broken dreams. Dr. Theo Morrigan knows exactly how he wants to live his life -- until an old secret resurfaces and rocks his whole world. Suddenly, the man who needed no one needs a broken-hearted nurse, and a nurse who thinks she's lost herself will start to find her own strength. This Love -- Lea Darragh Eighteen months ago Emmy was devastated when her fiance, Ethan, was killed by a speeding driver on the way to their wedding. She has only just started to put her life back to together in the quiet coastal town of Cobbler's Cove. Then she meets Jack Archer--the new chef at the restaurant she is working at. When Emmy finds herself falling for Jack, she begins to question her love for Ethan. Tortured by the past and scared of the future, does she have the strength to move on?
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              ISBN 9781489227232
              Published AU 19 Dec 2016
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              The Last of the Bonegilla Girls AUSPOST

              The Last of the Bonegilla Girls AUSPOST (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Delayed Release
              ISBN 9781489293312
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Land Girls

              The Land Girls (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              A moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds by bestselling author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, Victoria Purman. It was never just a man's war... Melbourne, 1942 War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinst...er Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending to her dull office job, and beloved brother and father as well as knitting socks for the troops leaves her relatively content. Then one day a stranger gives her brother a white feather and Flora's anger propels her out of her safe life and into the vineyards of the idyllic Mildura countryside, a member of the Australian Women's Land Army. There she meets Betty, 17-year-old former shop girl keen to do her bit for the war effort and support her beloved and the unlikely Lilian, a well-to-do Adelaide girl, fleeing her overbearing family and the world's expectations for her. As the Land Girls are dropped into a new world of close-knit community and backbreaking work, the trio start to find pride in their role, more than that, they find a kind of liberation. For Flora, new friendships and the singular joy derived from working the land offer new meaning to her live, and even the possibility of love. But as the clouds of war darken the horizon, and their fears for loved ones - brothers, husbands, lovers - fighting at the front grow, the Land Girls' hold on their world and their new-found freedoms is fragile. Will any of them make it through unscathed?
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              ISBN 9781489273970
              Published AU 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls

              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls (Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $19.99
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              For readers of The Woolgrower's Companion and The Three Miss Allens... Their friendship transcends nationality and background, but can it overcome the horrors of the past? A post-Second World War story of strong female ties and family, secrets and lies, set in the multicultural A...ustralia of the fifties. Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or will it come to claim them? 1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director. In this vibrant and growing country, the Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever-present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe. But secrets have a way of making themselves known and lies have a way of changing everything they touch...
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              ISBN 9781489279507
              Published AU 26 Feb 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Three Miss Allens

              The Three Miss Allens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              From a glamourous 1930s hotel to a contemporary house by the sea: can a family mystery be unravelled, and who is the third Miss Allen

              ISBN 9781489210586
              Published AU 24 Oct 2016
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              More Time For The Beach

              More Time For The Beach (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria; Madison, Juliet; Malone, Lily

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              Someone Like You -- Victoria Purman When Lizzie Blake knocks on the door of Dan's beach house at Middle Point, she wonders what happened to the guy who swaggered into her home town with a grin and left with her heart in his back pocket -- and whether he will ever be that man agai...n. Dan's made some crazy decisions since his near fatal car accident. The first one was to buy a dilapidated shack at Middle Point. The second crazy decision was to hide from the world when Lizzie Blake is determined to drag him right back into it...February or Forever -- Juliet Madison Chrissie Burns has a plan: renovate her late aunt's rundown beach house, sell it, and move on. But Tarrin's Bay has a lot to offer, and Chrissie's young son begins to open up. Now, Chrissie is shocked to discover she will be the private yoga instructor to Drew Williams, Australia's top singer/songwriter. Drew's down-to-earth nature draws happiness out of Chrissie and though days of stretching may bring Chrissie peace, she knows that this interlude must end. Because there's no pose to aid her if Drew leaves her heart broken. Fairway to Heaven -- Lily Malone Jennifer Gates didn't expect to find her boyfriend, Golf Pro Jack, giving one of his students a very private lesson. Jenn retreats to the Culhane family beach shack on Geographe Bay, hoping a weekend away her young son will give her the space she needs after Jack's betrayal. Brayden Culhane also seeking sanctuary by the sea and Jenn can't help but remember the kiss they shared. As long-buried feelings are rekindled, can Jenn trust Brayden with her heart -- and learn to trust her body, too?
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              ISBN 9781760372026
              Published AU 14 Dec 2015
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Boys of Summer Series
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