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By Pamela Cook

Cross My Heart

Womens Rural Fiction (2019)

When a promise kept means a life is broken …

Tessa De Santis’s child-free marriage in inner-city Sydney is ordered and comfortable, and she likes it that way.

When tragedy strikes and her childhood friend Skye Whittaker dies, Tess is bound to honour a promise to become foster-mother to Skye’s ten-year-old daughter, Grace, changing her life irrevocably.

Leaving her husband and successful career behind, Tess travels to an isolated property where the realities of her friend’s life – and death – hit hard. The idyllic landscape and an unexpected form of therapy ease her fears, and her relationship with Grace begins to blossom.

But a secret from her earlier life with Skye refuses to remain hidden, and Tess is forced into a decision that will either right the wrongs of the past, or completely destroy her future.

Cross My Heart is a haunting story of guilt, redemption and friendship set in the beautiful central west of New South Wales.

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I am not sure where to start, this book has left me speechless, it is a beautifully written story of true friendship that lasts forever even without seeing each other, friends since primary school Tess and Skye share a secret and a promise that will one day find redemption and release for Tess, and don’t read this one without a box of tissues very handy. . 

– Helen Sibbitt (September 2019)


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