Dedication: For Mother, who has finally attained her dream of living in the Blue Mountains.
Also published as part of a Reader's Digest Condensed Book (1987, 1989).
McCullough was accused of plagiarizing this novel from The Blue Castle by Canadian author, L. M. Montgomery. (Source : Mary Jean DeMarr Colleen McCullough : A Critical Companion (1996); also Clippings relating to charges that Colleen McCullough plagiarized material from The Blue Castle for her novel The Ladies of Missalonghi (L. M. Montgomery collection, National Library of Canada)).
Also translated into other languages not listed here.