by Joy Dettman
Pan Macmillan Australia. Australian, Adult Other, Romance, Paperback rrp $32.99
It’s 1939. Jenny Morrison is fifteen years of age and already a runaway from an attempt to force her into marriage.
This is a story that will keep you on your toes. Jenny will bewitch some readers but and antagonise others but ultimately Thorn on the Rose is a historical and social commentary that through fiction addresses more than one woman’s story of the times.
Thorn on the Rose is the second instalment in Joy Dettman’s Woody Creek series. I had not read Pearl in a Cage and found that there was no catching up. Thorn on the Rose kept me reading it’s 500+ pages until the end and I just know there is going to be a third instalment. Jenny’s life isn’t finished with yet.