March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard a luxury steamship, three tales entwine.
In the tradition of Steinbeck’s The Pearl, and the fabulous tales of Ion Idriess, comes a new twist on a fable of old. Based on the real-life tragedy of the SS Koombana, lost in a cyclone, never to be found, Jewel Sea is a gripping story of fatal desire, a tangled web of theft and greed, and of kindred spirits searching for courage, for a chance of love and redemption – and for a chance to truly live.
- This is our first novel from down under and it exudes the long languid heat of a long ago place
- An unforgettable love story between man and woman and pearl
- All of humanity collides under the masterful web of Kelly's writing