Southern Ruby

by Belinda Alexandra

On Sale: 22/08/2016


About the Book

Forbidden love. Family secrets. A twist of fate. The stunning new generational saga from Belinda Alexandra, bestselling author of Tuscan Rose and White Gardenia.

In New Orleans - the city of genteel old houses and ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss, of seductive night life, of Creole culture, voodoo and jazz - two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last. Amanda, orphaned as a child and suffering the loss of her beloved grandmother, has left Sydney in search of a family she never knew. Ruby, constrained by the expectations of society and class, is carrying a lifetime of secrets. Amanda's arrival sparks revelations long buried: a double life, a forbidden love, and a loss that cannot be forgotten. Southern Ruby is a sweeping story of love, passion, family and honour. Alternating in time between the 1950s and the eve of Hurricane Katrina, it is also a tribute to a city heady with mystery, music, and superstition, which has borne the tumults of race and class and the fury of nature, but has never given up hope.

'If I could give this a better star rating I would, loved loved this book. Belinda Alexandra is a wonderful storyteller!' Kim, Goodreads

'This is a big, bold novel with an evocative sense of place that will captivate Alexandra's many fans' Canberra Weekly

'For a book with such deep themes, Southern Ruby is an easy read, told in an entertaining narrative that draws us along like a conversation with a close friend. It is a thought-provoking novel that should leave the reader feeling satisfied as well as entertained.' Newtown Review of Books Praise for Belinda Alexandra's novels: 'Unforgettable ... intrigue, passion, betrayal - all the ingredients for a must-read novel. And that is this author's specialty' Woman's Day 'A passionate and powerful family saga' Australian Women's Weekly 'Filled with glamour, heartbreak, drama and suspense' The Age 'Totally enthralling' Herald Sun

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732296445
  • ISBN 10: 0732296447
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 22/08/2016
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Belinda Alexandra has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway and Russia. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Australian father and has been an intrepid traveller since her youth. Her love of other cultures is matched by her passion for her home country, Australia, where she is a volunteer rescuer and carer for the NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES)

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