The Three Miss Allens

by Victoria Purman

On Sale: 11/04/2018


About the Book

A Women's Fiction dual narrative that is set in the same beautiful mansion in both contemporary South Australia and in the 1930s.

How much of who we are is destiny and how much is chance?

In 1934, the three Miss Allens – Ruby, Adeline and Clara – arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for their annual summer holiday. It's the last time they'll spend summer as a family. Adeline is engaged, Ruby is weighing up an offer, and Clara is just eighteen and about to start her life. But by summer's end, the lives they have known will change irrevocably and a mysterious secret will tear the family apart.

Eighty–two years later, Ruby's great–granddaughter Roma Harris moves to the now sleepy Remarkable Bay, retreating from tragedy. Roma's distant cousin Addy arrives too, fleeing a life with too much drama. It's only when the women discover an old guest book that they start asking questions about the mysterious third Miss Allen. Who was she? Why has she disappeared from the family's history?

If they solve this mystery from their past, could it change their futures?

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489248466
  • ISBN 10: 1489248463
  • Imprint: HQ Fiction - AU
  • On Sale: 11/04/2018
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical romance


Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Amazon Kindle-bestselling author. She has worked in and around the Adelaide media for nearly thirty years as an ABC television and radio journalist, a speechwriter to a premier, political adviser, editor, media adviser and private sector communications consultant. She is a vice president of Romance Writers of Australia, and a long-standing member of the Writers SA Board. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals, has been nominated for a number of readers' choice awards and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Her most recent novel, The Three Miss Allens, was published in 2016.

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