Traces of Dreams
From the horrors of the 1914-18 war to present times, 'Traces of Dreams' follows the lives of Londoners Alicia and Mathew as their working-class family struggles in a world where their only riches are their unfailing strength and capacity for selfless love. Despite insurmountable odds, Alicia is the beacon that lights the way for her family and sustains them for generations. Through illness, tragedy and loss, Alicia must cope with all life throws at her. When everything you love is destroyed, you can just give up or carry on. Alicia's way is to carry on. Strong-willed Sara, one of Alicia's daughters, is almost defeated by the setbacks she encounters. By following her mother's example, she escapes an intolerable situation to forge a new life for herself in a new country. But always she yearns for the love she is forced to leave behind. Winner of the Romance Writers of Australia Award.