Some years ago, as I was completing a Year of the Novel course at Queensland Writers Centre, I had an idea for a story. Or more precisely, an idea for a story found me through a dream. Several years on, the story has now been told through the Belleville family trilogy with the third book – RETURN TO PRIOR PARK – being released this week.
As I wrote the third book, I was amazed at how the characters’ lives took over their stories. In some ways book 3 is quite a departure from the first two – so I will be very interested to hear what readers have to say.
I wanted to refresh the first two books – not the stories – but the presentation, so I have released each book with a new more contemporary cover design.
The Belleville story is a timeless story – of love, of betrayal, of secrets and tragedy. Its origins are Australian but its reach is international – from New York to London to Sydney and to country Australia.
The Belleville trilogy
Julia’s Story (previously The House of Secrets: Julia’s Story)
Book 1 – ISBN 9780994327642
To Love, Honour and Betray
Book 2 – ISBN 9780994327659
Return to Prior Park
Book 3 – ISBN 9780994327635
My one hope is that my readers enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoyed writing them. Will there be more Belleville books? Perhaps.
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