Today I am very pleased to welcome Pamela Freeman to my blog, to introduce us to her favourite book for 2019.
My favourite book this year was one which left me in a sobbing mess. I cried so hard that my husband came in from the next room and asked if I was okay. ‘It’s so saaaadddddd,’ I wailed.
Which book? Kelly Gardiner’s Goddess. As Kelly says on her website: Goddess is a novel based on the life of the remarkable Julie d’Aubigny, known as Mademoiselle de Maupin – swordswoman, opera singer, occasional nun and seventeenth century superstar.
Impeccably researched and brilliantly imagined, Goddess made me laugh a lot as well as cry (but seriously, I haven’t cried that hard since Black Beauty died). Highly recommended.
PS I’ve also tucked away Kate Forsyth’s The Blue Rose as my Christmas reading treat!
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning children’s and fantasy writer published worldwide. Her most recent children’s book was Amazing Australian Women, and next year she will publish Dry to Dry: The season of Kakadu. As Pamela Hart, she also writes historical novels and murder mysteries. Her upcoming Pamela Hart book is The Charleston Scandal, set in London in 1923 – where the world of theatre and aristocracy collide (featuring Fred Astaire and the Prince of Wales). Her last book was The Desert Nurse. Pamela is proud to be a Second Look Publishing author (The Fastest Ship in Space).