Staircase to the Moon by Elizabeth Haran


This book gives a most interesting glimpse into the Australian Outback in the year 1913. I loved reading about the “station” and all the colloquialism of the people.                                              The book opens with Emily Scott, age 22, who works in her father’s tailor shop in Perth. Her mother died when she was a young child and her father and three older brothers raised her.  They all are over protective and overbearing. Now they have decided it is time for her to marry. they have picked out a much older, wealthy man that will unite with their business. She is totally repulsed by him and is determined that she will not marry him.She decides to take destiny into her own hands and escape her strict father and overbearing brothers.
She takes a drastic step to escape this fate and she accepts a position as a seamstress in a remove area of Australia. She is to sew a wardrobe for the lady of the manor and her three daughters.When she arrives she falls in love with the house and then the family and all the servants and life on the station. They all fall in love with Emily and when her six months are up, beg her to remain, as the menfolk have all gone off to war. There are ups and downs, lots of emotional  times, but ends happy.  The reader will immerse themselves in the consequences that war brings and the sadness and joy of all related in this interesting novel. ………..    Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you)                                         


About dixiegran

I am a grandmother from Dixie who loves to read christian fiction. I created this blog so I could do reviews on the books I read. I am on the review blogger program for Bethany House....also Blogging For Books and Barbour Publishing Co. On Christian Reviewers I also obtain books from various authors to read and then give my review on Amazon and here.

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