A charming, big-hearted tale, told with skill and grace
‘This charming follow-up… captures the heart and soul of a time ... you can practically smell the eucalyptus, and picture that titular indigo sky.’
AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER & PUBLISHER
‘Alison Booth's distinctive characters live in Jingera, a small fictional town on the coast of NSW…Booth puts steel into the charm by addressing the harsher realities of the times.’
It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors.
George Cadwallader – butcher by day and star-gazer by night – is loved by everyone, except his wife. He only wants the best for his family – yet it’s all falling apart. Philip Chapman is a sensitive young boy, a musical prodigy – and a target for bullies. But with his wealthy parents indifferent to his cries for help, his entire future is at risk…
Then there’s Ilona Vincent and her daughter Zidra, former refugees, now fully-fledged ‘Jingeroids’. When a voice from the past reaches out to them, they’re soon in a race against time to reunite a family that has been cruelly torn apart.
Once again weaving together the enchanting stories of Jingera and its townsfolk, Alison Booth offers up a heart-warming sequel to the critically acclaimed Stillwater Creek.