Worth Fighting For

by Mary-Anne O'Connor

On Sale: 09/19/2016

Worth Fighting For

by Mary-Anne O'Connor

On Sale: 09/19/2016


About the Book

From Darwin to Pearl Harbour, Sydney to Papua New Guinea, a compelling story of courage, honour and a great love set against the epic backdrop of the Second World War

Eighteen–year–old Junie Wallace is a smart girl and, with her two brothers away at war and her third brother just killed in action, she knows there is only one way to save the family farm for her grieving parents. Unfortunately, that solution involves marrying the unscrupulous Ernest, and breaking the heart of the young drover she loves, Michael.

But the war is looming ever closer, and when Pearl Harbour brings the threat of Japanese aggression to Australian shores, the fates of many becomes inextricably interwoven.

From the explosive battles of the Pacific campaign to the desperate fighting in the Papuan New Guinea rainforest; the dancehall gaiety of Sydney's Trocadero to the terror of the Darwin bombings, this epic family saga brings home the importance of mateship and of fighting for what you believe in, even when impossible odds seem stacked against you, even when all seems lost…

Worth Fighting For is a resounding testament to the enduring force of love: a reminder of what can be achieved if you draw on your reserves of courage and listen to the truth in your heart.

Critical Praise

"In Worth Fighting For, author Mary-Anne O'Connor has drawn on her family history to create the characters of this wartime romance, set in country NSW, the big smoke of Sydney as well as Darwin and New Guinea as the war in the Pacific rages." - The Weekly Times

"This book is a heartfelt tribute to the war experience, both on the front and the sacrifices made on home soil, featuring an enigmatic leading lady...O'Connor takes us on a journey to country Australia, to cities such as Sydney and Darwin, along with the battlefields of the Pacific, the harshness of Papua New Guinea and all the way to Pearl Harbour in her novel. As a result, Worth Fighting For is a book that is rich in historical detail." - Mrs B's Book Reviews

"Ultimately Worth Fighting For is a tale of love, of hanging on and holding out hope when all seems lost. A tale of enduring through hardship and learning to live with the nightmares; a tale of hope, of loss, of friendship, betrayal and resilience." - Beauty and Lace


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489210715
  • ISBN 10: 1489210717
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 09/19/2016
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:30.35 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Sagas
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Military

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