Under Ten Thousand Stars

Magpie Tree Press
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“Michael was my love … the perfect man, the perfect husband. I had the perfect life. And then it all went wrong.”


Julia Falconer is an artist married to a successful winemaker in the coastal hinterland of southern Victoria. From the outside, it looks like Julia and Michael have it all ‒ but things are never as they seem. A storm has destroyed a major crop, Michael is devastated, and is taking it out on Julia. And Julia retreats into herself, taking solace in her work, wine … and the comfort of her friend Christopher. 


Having stopped communicating almost entirely with Michael, Julia finds herself grappling with how her feelings towards Christopher are changing. He listens, he cares, he talks. But what does he really want?


Soon Julia will discover how wrong she was about the man she thought she loved … and the man she really does love.

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About the author

Samantha Wood is the author of the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, which was published in 2003. The Bay of Shadows, her first novel, was published in December 2016 and was inspired by the beach town where she grew up. Her follow-up novel, Under Ten Thousand Stars, a love story set in wine country, was released in May 2019.


Initially trained as a journalist, she began her writing career with a travel piece for the Qantas In-Flight magazine. From then on, she travelled extensively between Mexico and Australia before writing the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother's country. She went on to write The Bay of Shadows, a novel about the unconventional bonds of love, and Under Ten Thousand Stars, another tale of love against the odds. She is currently writing her third novel, The Song of Clouds, set on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She lives in a coastal town outside of Melbourne, Australia.

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Publisher
Magpie Tree Press
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Published on
May 14, 2019
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Pages
209
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ISBN
9780995442139
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / General
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Family & Relationships / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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