~ An Aussie Review ~
Meg Wingrove worked happily in her roll as governess to the four Sainsbury children. She held herself in complete control when the dashingly handsome brother to Mrs Sainsbury, Jack Fordham came to visit. Jack is used to women falling at his feet and is somewhat taken aback when Meg isn't swayed by his flattery or charms. When the two seem in agreement to drop the flirtatious banter, they become close friends. Neither are willing to admit they have fallen in love. To Jack, winning Meg's affection is a game he wants to win. To Meg, her faith is more important and she vows to never enter a relationship with a man who does not share her faith.
The Game is a delicious read set in the
surrounds of 1844. If I hadn't met
Amanda Deed in person, I would be left thinking she is from another era. The
Game is mesmerising and nostalgic. After reading about battling pioneering
convicts in Mary's Guardian and Charlotte'sAngel, to read about the affluent Jack Forham, heir to a noble English title,
is another wonderful piece of Australian history brought to us through fiction. Sydney
The Game won the Omega Writers' Caleb Prize in 2010. A worthy winner and a worthy read.
Now I can’t wait to get my hands on Amanda’s latest release Ellenvale Gold