When a promise kept means a life is broken ... a haunting story of guilt, redemption and friendship that will have you turning pages well past bed-time.
Tessa De Santis's child-free marriage in inner-city Sydney is ordered and comfortable, and she likes it that way.
When tragedy strikes and her childhood friend Skye Whittaker dies, Tess is bound to honour a promise to become foster-mother to Skye's ten-year-old daughter, Grace, throwing her life upside down.
Leaving her husband and work-driven life behind, Tess travels to an isolated property where the realities of her friend's life - and death - hit hard. The idyllic landscape and an unexpected form of therapy ease her fears, and her relationship with Grace begins to blossom.
But a secret from her earlier life with Skye refuses to remain hidden, and Tess is forced into a decision that will either right the wrongs of the past, or completely destroy her future.Cross My Heart
is a haunting story of guilt, redemption and friendship set in the beautiful central west of New South Wales.
About the Author
Pamela Cook writes Rural and Contemporary Australian Fiction featuring complex women and tangled family relationships. Her first novels were Rural Fiction with Romantic Elements: Blackwattle Lake (2012), Essie's Way (2013), Close To Home (2015) and The Crossroads (2016) published by Hachette Australia. Cross My Heart (2019) is Pamela's first Women's Fiction title, continuing her passion for writing strong female characters and stories set in beautiful rural settings. Pamela is the co-host of the Writes4Women and Writes4Festivals podcasts, and Program Director for the inaugural Storyfest Literary Festival happening in Milton, NSW, in June 2019. She is proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room To Read, a not-for-profit organisation promoting literacy and gender equality in developing countries. When she's not writing, podcasting or festival planning she wastes as much time as possible riding her handsome quarter horses, Morocco and Rio. Pamela teaches writing courses and workshops through her business, Justwrite. www.justwrite.net.au She loves to connect with readers both in person and online. You will often find her lurking in one of these places: www.pamelacook.com.au www.facebook.com/PamelaCookAuthor www.writes4women.com Twitter @PamelaCookAU Instagram @pamelacookwrites and @w4wpodcast