About the Book
It is 1893 in Australia when a girl is dropped off at a boarding house with nothing but a few days’ of rent money, a locket that states her name is Adelaide, and a plain brown dress. Without any memory of how she arrived, the girl soon learns she has been drugged, starved, and birthed a baby two days earlier. Now Adelaide is left with more questions than answers as she wonders if she has a family and whether she will ever know her baby.
After it is decided that Adelaide will become a wet nurse for the son of the wealthy James Billington whose wife has just died during childbirth, she carries out her duties and even has a passionate encounter with her boss until his son suddenly dies. But just as Adelaide returns to the boarding house to work, tragedy strikes and leads her in a different direction that includes an arranged marriage and an unexpected pregnancy. As life is created and other lives end, Adelaide is led down an unpredictable path where she learns of her secret past, finds true love, and valiantly struggles to achieve her dreams.
Gypsy Lullaby is a tale of tragedy, mystery, and love as a girl embarks on a coming-of-age journey that she hopes will lead her to the truth and the happiness she deserves.
About the Author
Mazi Mcburnie earned a degree in Social Science. She has worked as a librarian, in senior care, and as a teacher. Mazi and her husband have two adult daughters, three granddaughters, and live in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. Gypsy Lullaby is her first novel.