A sweeping, exotic historical saga for fans of Dinah Jefferies.
One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun – little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse.
That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the next four years. Connor O'Connor, the rebellious Irish soldier, who will woo and then lose her, and Kim Pheloung. Immensely rich and the most beautiful man Rowena has ever seen, he is also the most ruthless, with a sinister need to possess and control.
When the Japanese invasion leaves this previously strong and independent woman raped and broken, who will succeed in claiming Rowena's body and soul? And will she ever learn to love the child born of that terrible Christmas Day?
Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
11 Jul 2019 * 480pp * £4.49 * 9781788542548
Jean Moran was a columnist and editor before writing full-time. She has since published over fifty novels and been a besteller in Germany. Jean was born and brought up Bristol. Her mother, who had endured both the depression and war years, was a natural born storyteller, and it's from her telling of actual experiences of the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century that Jean gets her inspiration. Her novel Tears of the Dragon was published in Head of Zeus in 2019. She now lives in Bath.