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Moth to the flame, Joy Dettman

Label
Moth to the flame
Title
Moth to the flame
Statement of responsibility
Joy Dettman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1946. The war ended five months ago. Jim Hooper, Jenny Morrison's only love, was lost to that war. And if not for Jenny, he would never have gone. 'An eye for an eye, ' Vern Hooper says. An unforgiving man, Vern wants custody of Jenny's son, his only grandson, and is quietly planning his day in court. Then Jenny's father Archie Foote swoops back into town. Archie offers Jenny a tantalising chance at fame and fortune; one way or another he is determined to play a part in her life. Is Jenny's luck about to change, or is she drawn to trouble like a moth is drawn to a flame?
Member of
Summary
In 'Thorn on the Rose', after trying and failing to make it on stage, the dazzling young songstress Jenny Morrison returned to Woody Creek. With her two small children, she sought refuge with the indomitable town midwife, Gertrude Foote. There, she rebuilt her life, and eventually fell in love with a local lad, Jim Hooper, bearing him a son. But WWII loomed and Jim had to leave to fight the Japanese. In 1943 he was listed 'missing in action'. 'Moth to the Flame' picks up this epic story and we see Jenny bravely moving on with her life. She takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne.
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Writing style
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10002737
Cataloging source
ANL
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Dettman, Joy
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Woody Creek series
Series volume
3
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  • Single mothers
  • Widows
  • Poor people
  • Family secrets
  • Australia
Target audience
general
Label
Moth to the flame, Joy Dettman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046083215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 528 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742610023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Moth to the flame, Joy Dettman
Publication
Control code
000046083215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 528 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742610023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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