Ember Island

Ember Island A riveting story of secrets and scandal Orphaned as a small child Tilly Kirkland found a loving safe home with her grandfather in Dorset But nineteenth century England is an unforgiving place fo

  • Title: Ember Island
  • Author: Kimberley Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781476743509
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • A riveting story of secrets and scandal1890 Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset But nineteenth century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather s health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore Yet her new husband is not all he seems AA riveting story of secrets and scandal1890 Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset But nineteenth century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather s health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore Yet her new husband is not all he seems Alone in the Channel Islands, Tilly finds her dream of a loving marriage is turning into a nightmare 2012 Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer s block and her disappointing personal life Nothing is quite working After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs it s a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart.

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    About “Kimberley Freeman

    • Kimberley Freeman

      Pen name of Kim Wilkins.Kimberley was born in London and her family moved back to Australia when she was three years old She grew up in Queensland where she currently lives.Kimberley has written for as long as she can remember and she is proud to write in many genres She is an award winning writer in children s, historical and speculative fiction under her birth name Kim Wilkins She adopted the pen name Kimberley Freeman for her commercial women s fiction novels Duet and Gold Dust to honour her maternal grandmother and to try and capture the spirit of the page turning novels she has always loved to read Kim has an Honours degree, a Masters degree and a PhD from The University of Queensland where she is also a lecturer She lives in Brisbane with her young family.



    509 thoughts on “Ember Island

    • Ember Island is a curl-up on your sofa book with a hot chocolate as readers are soon immersed in a heartfelt story written by bestselling author Kimberley Freeman. The author effortlessly goes between two stories beginning with Tilly Kirkland on her wedding day in 1891. Tilly is a vastly complex individual with a few character flaws, along with compassion and sensitivity towards others which eventually takes her down numerous paths of self destruction. Fast forward to the present day and we are [...]


    • 3,5⭐Ωραία ιστορία,με συμπαθητικους χαρακτήρες και πολλά μυστικά.Ξεχώρισα την Ελενορ με την Τιλη, τοσο έξυπνες και δυναμικές που δεν τις σταματούσε τιποτα!!Σίγουρα θα διαβάσω και τον Λόφο με τα αγριολούλουδα, που εχω ακούσει οτι ειναι το καλύτερο της!!


    • Ember Island is written in two time periods. The first time period is 1890 where we meet Tilly Kirkland, who was orphaned as a young child, but she was lucky enough to encounter a loving home with her grandfather. Unfortunately, as time passes her loving grandfather's health starts deteriorating and Tilly will have to come to terms of being left on her own. That is until she meets Jasper Dellafore who turns her life around. She believes Jasper is the love of her life, but after marrying him she [...]


    • I had pretty low expectations for this book but I ended up thoroughly enjoying it! I always love it when a book flips between past and present, it just adds an extra something to the story for me. I found myself quite liking all the various characters as well, they each had special qualities that drew me to them. And to add to that, both storylines were excellent although I did enjoy the one from the past by far. It was way more exciting and I actually would have thoroughly enjoyed a book based [...]


    • Ειναι φορές που τα λόγια ειναι φτωχά για να περιγράψουν τα συναισθήματα που βιώνεις όταν διαβάζεις ένα βιβλίοΑυτό ακριβώς έπαθα και εγω με το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο! Θέλω να προσπαθήσω να μοιραστώ μαζι σας τα συναισθηματα που μου αφησε, φοβάμαι όμως οτι ειναι αδύνατονΥπέροχε [...]


    • I get all excited when I hear a new Kimberley Freeman novel is due out. I know I’m in for a real page-turning delight, with a delicious mix of mystery, romance, history and family drama. These are books I like to clear some space for, because I know that once I pick one up I’m utterly compelled to keep on reading till the very end. ‘Ember Island’ was no exception. It weaves together the story of Tilly Kirkland, newly married to a man of secrets in the Channel Islands in 1890; and the sto [...]


    • To be a woman in the 1800’s had no "perks." Women were trained solely for marriage.Tilly Kirkland ​was an 1800's woman and ​definitely didn't know what she was getting into when she married Jasper. Jasper offered her a beautiful home and a wonderful life. What Tilly was ​really ​offered was infidelity and cruelty. Who would blame Tilly for wanting to leave and start a new life somewhere else?​Tilly made her move​ to Ember Island to become a governess for Nell, but the secret she ca [...]


    • Absolutely loved it! Thanks to member Kathy for recommending this book to me :)Alternating between the late1800's in the English Channel Islands and the present day on an island in Moreton Bay Australia, this story flows seamlessly between the two eras as a family mystery is unravelled bit by bit at just the right intervals to keep the story flowing beautifully and captivate the readers' interestl the time building to complete the mystery and describe it's relevance to present day events.It can [...]


    • I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. This is the first time I've read anything by this author and I was pulled into the story right away. It's a dual time line story. One story is set in the late 1800s and the other is modern day. I think what I enjoyed the most was it was never predictable in my opinion. There were times I suspected blah was going to happen and I was wrong. There was a twist at the end I also did not expect. It took me a while to read but only because I was reading it [...]


    • This is a dual storyline book. In 1891 Tilly marries Jasper in England. The marriage doesn't get off to a good start and when it finally does start, bad things happen. Tilly has to leave and she ends up in Australia as governess to Nell. In 2012 we meetNell's great granddaughter, Nina, a successful author suffering from writer's block.I do enjoy Freeman's books. This is my third by her and my favorite so far. It does suffer from the same problem I had with the previous two (Wildflower Hill and L [...]


    • LOVED ‘Ember Island’ by Kimberley Freeman – I think her best so far. Such a talented Australian author. An easy 5 stars for me – a book in which I just about lost my entire Sunday for!! Another dual time novel by Kimberley alternating between the 1800’s and 2012. I did like the historical period a little better – but just LOVED the entire book. This story is very compelling and once you pick it up be prepared to just devour it……FANtastic read and highly recommend. 5+++++


    • Needing a great story to slip into and escape for a while, I was delighted to see that Kimberley Freeman's latest, Ember Island had downloaded on my Kindle. Loving Freeman's previous books, I couldn't wait to snuggle down with this one. Cup of tea: check; cushions to rest against: check; silence and no interruptions: check. Big sigh of contentment open book And.Immediately, I was transported to Ember Island, a fictional place in Brisbane's Moreton Bay, and the struggles of internationally renown [...]


    • Though I’ve heard a lot about her alter-ego Kim Wilkins, Ember Island is the first Kimberley Freeman novel that I’ve picked up… and it won’t be the last. This is a very engaging novel that spans across two time-periods and examines the life of newleywed Tilly Kirland in the 1890s and bestselling novelist Nina Jones in 2012 who are both drawn to Starwater House on Ember Island.In 1890, England, Tilly Kirkland is an orphan and at the end of her beloved grandfather’s life she marries Jasp [...]


    • Three characters, two historical and one modern day, are cleverly bonded together creating this compelling novel. In 2012, Nina, a bestselling author, retreats to Ember Island, Australia to oversee the roof repair on a manor house that once belonged to her grandmother. Suffering from writer’s block she decides to stay a while and concentrate on her next book. She finds old diary entries from 1891, written by her grandmother, Eleanor, hidden within the walls of the house. In 1891 thirteen year [...]


    • It seems a trend in novels these days to write from two time periods that somehow connect. This novel is no exception. It is told in two strands. One from 1890 tells the story of Matilda (Tilly) Kirkland. After the death of her grandfather, who has raised her since her parents died, Tilly discovers her husband Jasper is not the man she thought him to be. The other story takes place in 2012 with the story of author Nina who is struggling to turn her latest manuscript in on time. Both women end up [...]


    • Ember Island is the second novel I have read by Australian author Kimberley Freeman (I think it's safe to say I am a convert now, and I am in the process of hunting down all her older books to add to my collection). Set on the fictional Ember Island, it features a dual storyline involving two women from different time periods - Tilly Kirkland, a 19th Century governess, and Nina Jones, a 21st Century novel-writer. Both women are dealing with emotional scars which seem set to plague them until the [...]


    • I absolutely loved "Wildflower Hill" and when I stumbled across this book at my local library, I just grabbed it off the shelf. I am so glad that I did because the author delighted me with this tale of two women separated by centuries but are tied together by secrets and an ancestral Australian home. Once again, it was the story of yesterday that really consumed my attention and I greedily turned each page wanting more. The ending although satisfying left me with a lot of "I wonder what happens [...]


    • Well, not perfect but who cares, it worked wonderfully to me and I wish I had more pages to read.I'm sure it will stay with me for some time!


    • Kimberly is able to hold a pencil! This book is set mostly in Australia which was a bonus for me as long as descriptions were so clear that reminded me of my grandpa’s stories about his teenage life thereThis well-paced novel is full of plot twists and a bit of mysteryImportant moral: no matter how horrid truth may seem, truth isn’t so bad after all!



    • Bence Kimberley Freeman da okuduğum bu üçüncü kitabıyla iyi bir yazar olduğunu kanıtlamış oldu. Uzun süredir okunmayı bekleyen kitaplarımdandı, nihayet dün başlayıp bugün de bitirdim. Bence yarattığı tarihi ve de modern kurgular gerçekten iyi. Hatta Kimberley Freeman ismini büyükannesi için kullanıyormuş, sanki buradaki kurguya biraz da olsa selam çakıyor. Sözün özü ben cidden beğeniyorum kitaplarını, şans vermeyi düşünün derim.


    • To διάβασα αμέσως μετά το On writing του King και ούτε παραγγελία να ήταν. Το βιβλίο αυτό περιέχει όλα όσα ο King γράφει ότι δεν πρέπει να έχει ένα μυθιστόρημα: κατινίστικες περιγραφές, αδικαιολόγητες σπασμωδικές κινήσεις της πρωταγωνίστριας γιατί πρωταγωνίστρια είναι και ότι θέλει [...]


    • Separated by time but linked by their relationship to Nell, Tilly and Nina both have secrets that, from their perspective, are too horrible to share. Carrying the burden of their guilt they sabotage everything good in their lives in their struggle for redemption. Their despair escalates and they both sacrifice love to atone for their past misdeeds until at last the truth is revealed, ultimately freeing them. I found it interesting that the women discover, once the truth is revealed, other people [...]


    • In a nutshell, this book is a tale of three women whose lives are intrinsically linked through a geographical location: Ember Island - not entirely surprising considering the title of the book. There are many positive aspects of this book – enjoyable narrative, interesting plot, female focused, multi-faceted characters – yet I find myself hesitant to give this book 5 starts. I’ve decided that the reason for this is that, many of the things I enjoyed about this book give rise to a few of th [...]


    • Moc krásná kniha, která mě opravdu pohltila a čtení jsem si plnými doušky užila :-) Příběh Tilly mě bavil od začátku až do konce! Na téhle knize je super to prostředí, kde se odehrává: 19oletí, Ohnivý ostrov- kde jsou velmi nebezpeční vězni. Knížka je moc pěkně napsaná a velice čtivá, místy velmi napínavá No a Hettie- páni, nemám slov, to mě fakt dostalo!!Vřele doporučuji, za mě a za mamku velikánská spokojenost! :-)Pokud budete chtít, můžete koukno [...]


    • Liked this one more than I thought I would. I love Kim Wilkins writing, but had never strayed into Kimberley Freeman/contemporary women's fiction area. Kind of liked the historical storyline better and liked that she didn't swap and change between storylines too often - which gives the reader time to get absorbed in the story. Saw the parallel between the two stories, but didn't think it was as strong as it might have been. Overall, a very engaging read. will have to hunt down the other Kimberle [...]


    • wowwhat a book I have been waiting for & so looking forward to reading this book & I can happily say it was as good as I had hoped for & a fantastic read would thoroughly recommend this book & will be giving it to my mother to read asap as I know she will love it too.




    • This was a fun, light read. I am a fan of Kimberly Freeman (have read most of her work) and suggest her books as great summer beach reads!


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