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Pamela Hart is an Australian award-winning author of historical romance novels, set in and after the First World War.

It’s her inspiration from her grandfather’s time in Gallipoli with the ANZAC that prompted Pamela to write the book, The Soldier’s Wife (2015).

She has also written children’s fiction, epic fantasy, crime fiction and children’s poetry under the name Pamela Freeman.

The holder of a Doctor of Creative Arts in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney, Pamela teaches writing at the Australian Writers’ Centre.

She currently resides in Sydney with her husband, son, and a host of musical instruments.

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Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance



Non Series

  • The Soldier's Wife (2015)
  • The War Bride (2016)
  • A Letter From Italy (2017)
  • The Desert Nurse (2018)
  • The Charleston Scandal (2020)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Soldier's Wife

It’s 1915 in Sydney.

Despite the destruction of The Great War, Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins believe that their love will live beyond the war.

As the battles of the Dardanelles intensify, Jimmy fantasizes about their bright future.

In Sydney, Ruby simply can’t wait as she reads his letters.

But with time, she starts her own life by working as a bookkeeper in a timber merchant’s yard, diving head first into a male dominated world.

And as she begins to create her own path, the lives of everyone around her begin to implode.

Although she finds strength in her own self-reliance, will it cost Ruby her happiness?

Author: Pamela Hart
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0349410180
Publisher: Piatkus Books
The War Bride

When English war bride Margaret Dalton arrives in Sydney, she hopes to be welcomed by her husband Frank, who serves in the ANZAC.

Instead, she is informed that Frank was never married.

Worse off is that Frank was married to another woman before he enlisted, and even has a daughter.

Heartbroken and alone, Margaret turns to her friend, Sergeant Tom McBride, who helps her begin a new chapter.

However, Frank was never married.

Thanks to a mix up, he now believes that Margaret betrayed him.

As such, the two broken souls begin new lives away from each other.

But what happens when they uncover the truth?

Author: Pamela Hart
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0349410203
Publisher: Piatkus Books
A Letter From Italy

When Rebecca Quinn and her husband Jack arrive in 1917 Italy to work as foreign reporters covering the Royal Australian Navy’s battle against the Germans, Rebecca can’t wait to use the opportunity to prove that women can perform just as well in a man’s world.

As Jack follows a story at the heart of the war, Rebecca joins forces with Alessandro Panucci, an Italian-American photographer, to battle against prejudice.

But with time, Rebecca realizes that she had very high hopes over Jack’s approval of her career.

She also can’t get Sandro off her mind.

Rebecca and Sandro are attracted to each other, and what they do next will alter the course of their lives.

Author: Pamela Hart
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0349417127
Publisher: Piatkus Books
The Desert Nurse

Evelyn Northey would love nothing more than to become a doctor, but her father prohibits it.

Although she becomes a nurse, enlisting to serve in The Great War, she vows to never wed—and never let a man control her again.

While in Egypt taking care of those injured from Gallipoli, Evelyn meets Dr William Brent, who sweeps her off her feet.

A former victim of polio, William has also vowed not to wed due to his disability.

When a mutual friend of the two vanishes following the 4th Light Horse’s triumphant ambush on Beersheba, Evelyn and William venture to find him.

As passions surface, will the two reconsider their decisions?

Author: Pamela Hart
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0733637568
Publisher: Hachette Australia
The Charleston Scandal

Arriving in London in the 1920s, Kit Scott, an aristocratic youthful Australian, finds the English capital in Jazz Age motion.

Harboring dreams of becoming a star, she secures a role in a West End play opposite another ambitious youth, Canadian Zeke Gardiner.

Before long, Kit plunges into the lifestyle of the English high society.

However, when she is captured on camera dancing the Charleston alongside the Prince of Wales, sparking a controversy involving the Palace, Kit retreats to her English relatives, and the indulgent Lord Henry Carleton.

As Zeke and Kit confront temptations during the Roaring Twenties, the decisions they make will change their lives forever.

Author: Pamela Hart
First Release: 2020
ISBN: ‎978-0733643781
Publisher: Hachette Australia