I have to admit, this book was quite a pleasant surprise, anyone who has ever watched "Home and Away" a long standing Australian Soapie,will remember Judy as Ailsa (Alf the true Aussie bloke's wife) however on leaving the show, has had quite a career writing novels, mostly with strong Australiana flavours.
I really only chose to read this book because my Mother in Law passed it onto me. (Im sure Ive talked many times about the pile of books she has given me to read that sit under my bed and get pulled out at intervels between other read's) and actually when I pulled this one out, I have to admit I may have even groaned, even though Ive read one of her books before and didn't mind it, in all honestly her books just don't appeal to me, even though it seems I might actually like them.
"Pacific" is set in two locations - the UK and Vanuatu, however our leading lady is very much Australian, there are two tales, one of long ago and a present story which eventually weave together to make a really great story about a strong and brave woman.
I am going to give this book 3.5 out of 5 - Im almost inclined to give it 4, but Ill stick with my 3.5 for now. A great easy read.