Synopses & Reviews
The year is 1917 and Barbara Jones is shocked to be told that she is carrying a child. Her boyfriend is a soldier and there is no one to whom she can turn for support. Indeed, her horrified father sends her away in disgrace when he learns of her condition. Fortunately, the generous Carey family give Barbara a home in a derelict house on a beach near Gull Island and it is there that her daughter Rosita is born. Gull Island traces the lives of Barbara, Rosita, and the Carey family over many yearsthrough wars, hurt, hope, and betrayal. When Rosita grows up, she must cope with more than her share of deceit and disappointmentbut when she faces danger on Gull Island, those around her find that they are stronger than they ever imagined.
About the Author
Grace Thompson is the author of Facing the World and The Runaway.