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The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello
Genres: Historical Romance
The rules were crystal clear. She broke them all…
1918 ... When Rose Porter arrives on the shores of Sydney with little more than her suitcase, she must take a job as a parlourmaid at the mysterious North Head Quarantine Station. It’s a place of turmoil, segregated classes and strict rules concerning employee relationships.
But as Rose learns, some rules were made to be broken.
2019 ... Over a century later, Emma Wilcott lives a secluded life in Sydney where her one-hundred-year-old grandmother, Gwendoline, is all she has. Gwendoline is suffering dementia and her long-term memories take her wandering at night. Emma realises she is searching for someone from her past.
Emma’s investigation leads her to the Quarantine Station where she meets Matt, the station carpenter, and together they unravel a mystery so compelling it has the power to change lives, the power to change everything Emma ever knew about herself.
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It has been a while since I read a Historical Romance and this one just sounded so interesting. I had planned to read over a weekend but ending up reading it in one day.
This one takes back to 1918 although it is also set in the present time as well. We go back to solve a mystery and I should tell you to get ready cause you are end up like me and reading it all in one day. I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened.
This book is full of twists and turns as Emma heads to The Quarantine Station to find what her 100 year old grandmother is searching for. Her grandmother suffers from dementia and keeps escaping the home she is living in and trying to find something. Emma sets out to find it and in turn finds Matt, the carpenter who helps her solve the mystery.
I love that Matt is also a carpenter much like Thomas is in 1918. I think it adds a lot to the story that he is and helps moves things is what seems like a predestined path. Like fate has stepped in. Back in 1918 Rose got a job as a parlourmaid at the North Head Quarantine Station. While there are rules that must be followed Rose does manage to find love with Thomas.
That is only the tip of the iceberg as we find out what happened and how the story flows. I will tell you that the setting for this story is beyond belief. I don’t mean that in a bad way either. I have never known an author that could describe such a place in a way that I swear I could see myself standing in. I read a lot and this one went beyond any expectations I have ever had.a Rafflecopter giveaway