When Sarah was a young teenager, still living in Maleny, Queensland, in the 1940s she was given a spirited horse that her elderly neighbour didn’t have the time to train, or the time to take care of. Sarah called her Dawn. She rode her at every opportunity and loved and cared for her more than anything that she had ever loved before. Dawn was Sarah’s escape from her strict family religion that dictated every decision that was made in her family life. When Sarah turned 15, she was required to move to Brisbane to study and work while living with a host family, which meant saying goodbye to her family and friends and all things familiar.
Read this excerpt from The Wilted Rose HERE
2022 marks the tenth anniversary of publishing my debut novel, The Wilted Rose, which tells the story of one Australian family’s struggle with mental illness during the 1960s and 70s.
To mark National Mental Health Month, and to celebrate this special anniversary, from now until the end of October, the ebook edition of The Wilted Rose will be FREE until the end of October.
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