Gallipoli Street

Publisher details

Gallipoli Street
Author
Mary-Anne O’Connor
Publisher
Harlequin
Genres
Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Released
02 March, 2015

Synopsis

At 17, Veronica O’Shay is happier running wild on the family farm than behaving in the ladylike manner her mother requires, and she despairs both of her secret passion for her brother’s friend Jack Murphy and what promises to be a future of restraint and compliance. But this is 1913 and the genteel tranquillity of rural Beecroft is about to change forever as the O’Shay and Murphy families, along with their friends the Dwyers, are caught up in the theatre of war and their fates become intertwined.From the horrors of Gallipoli to the bloody battles of the Somme, through love lost and found, the Great Depression and the desperate jungle war along the Kokoda Track, this sprawling family drama brings to life a time long past… a time of desperate love born in desperate times and acts of friendship against impossible odds.A love letter to Australian landscape and character, Gallipoli Street celebrates both mateship and the enduring quality of real love. But more than that, this book shows us where we have come from as a nation, by revealing the adversity and passions that forged us.A stunning novel that brings to life the love and courage that formed our Anzac tradition.#13 in Australia's Top 100 2016
Mary-Anne O'Connor
About the author

Mary-Anne O'Connor

Mary-Anne O’Connor has a combined arts education degree with specialities in environment, music and literature. She works in marketing and co-wrote/edited A Brush with Light and Secrets of the Brush with Kevin Best. Mary-Anne lives in a house overlooking her beloved bushland in northern Sydney with her husband Anthony, their two sons Jimmy and Jack, and their very spoilt dog Saxon.

Books by Mary-Anne O'Connor

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            1. Linda Gregor says:

              Love this! Great read and I love ‘Worth Fighting For’. Mary-Anne is so gifted!