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y Thorn on the Rose single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Woody Creek Joy Dettman 2009 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'The second sensational instalment in Joy Dettman's epic new Woody Creek series. Pearl in a Cage ended in May 1939 when, just fifteen years old, Jenny Morrison fled Woody Creek for a new life in Melbourne. She left behind a dysfunctional family, a town of small-minded gossips and, most tragically, a newborn baby - the product of a vicious rape. Mustering all her strength, she resolved to put her past behind her, reclaim her identity and pursue her dream of becoming a famous singer...

'Yet just months later she is back - wiser and with an expensive new wardrobe - but with a second child growing in her belly.

'Cruelly labelled the "town slut", she finds refuge in Gertrude, her kind-hearted, dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife, and settles into a routine in the ever-expanding household. Exactly how Vern Cooper - the one man Gertrude truly loves - fits into this family of misfits is something that Gertrude will have to grapple with.

'Jenny thrives and, daring once again to dream, leaves Woody Creek for a second time and moves to Sydney, where at last it seems that the beautiful young songstress may find happiness...

'But can the past ever truly be buried? And will Jenny Morrison ever fulfil her destiny?' (From the publisher's website.)

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Works about this Work

A Tale Pregnant with Beginnings Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 June 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Thorn on the Rose Joy Dettman 2010 single work novel
Fairytale Beauty Stuck in Soap Opera Eleanor Limprecht , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Thorn on the Rose Joy Dettman 2010 single work novel
A Tale Pregnant with Beginnings Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 June 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Thorn on the Rose Joy Dettman 2010 single work novel
Fairytale Beauty Stuck in Soap Opera Eleanor Limprecht , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Thorn on the Rose Joy Dettman 2010 single work novel
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  • Rural,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1940s
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