Nominated in the 2019 Australian Romance Readers Awards!
#36 Better Reading Top 100 2020
An Australian Historical Romance
To forge a new life she must first deal with her past…
1871. Adelaide Greaves and her young son have found sanctuary in the Australian town of Maiden’s Creek, where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman — especially as the other women in town don’t know what to make of her— but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role.
But her past is coming to find her, and the embittered and scarred Confederate soldier Caleb Hunt, in town in search of gold and not without a dark past of his own, might be the only one who can help. Can Adelaide trust him? Can she trust anyone?
When death and danger threaten — some from her past, some borne of the Australian bush —she must swallow her pride and turn to Caleb to join her in the fight, a fight she is determined to win…
FOR RELEASE 8 JULY 2020 - the second in the MAIDEN'S CREEK series, THE GOLDMINER'S SISTER - Click HERE to sign up to Alison Stuart's Newsletter for advance news about this publication.
What people are saying about THE POSTMISTRESS...
"A Wonderful Historical Romance Set in The Australian Bush...The Postmistress is a highly enjoyable read. Do yourself a favour and curl up with a coffee and take a trip back in time to Victoria’s goldmining era. It is Alison Stuart’s first historical to be set in Australia, and thanks to meticulous research she brings the goldmining era and the fictional town of Maiden’s Creek to life." BETTER READING (for the full review click HERE)
"Blown away by Alison Stuart’s ability to weave an entrancing story of love and betrayal. Entwining lives with the harshness of the early goldfields and the beauty and uniqueness of the Australia bush immersing the reader into that very time and place. A vivid portrayal of a strong, vulnerable, beautiful woman with a social conscience that compels reading until the very last page." Carol, Australia
"Wonderful read - The Postmistress by Alison Stuart . You will not want to put the book down. And then wish to read more as soon as you come to the "End". Starting in Williamstown Victoria to the mine field of Maiden's Creek. You get involved in the life of Adelaide Greaves and the gold mining settlement with many twist in the story but love conquers all . A beautifully written Australian story . Evelyne, Australia