Written in the Stars
About the Book
Anusha's life changes dramatically when she is orphaned at eight years and spends the next few years as a servant. Abducted from her village in Sri Lanka one day, she is forced into child labour but escapes soon after only to be captured by people smugglers. Anusha ends up at a Detention Centre on Christmas Island along with a few surviving refugees when the smugglers are ship-wrecked in Australian waters and she is sent to Western Australia where she grows up to be a beautiful young girl. Anusha's unusual beauty though attracts the attention of a much-married, older mining-magnate who is determined to marry her. But her life is in danger as the millionaire's family resent his beautiful young wife and plot to get rid of her. Anusha's story of survival, courage and ultimate triumph holds a message of hope and empowerment to all those who face life's challenges.
About the Author
Nalini de Sielvie was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia in 1972. Not only an artist, she holds diplomas in Journalism, Commercial Art, Script-writing, and Pianoforte. She is a member of the Society of Women Writers Victoria, Australian Writers Guild, Victorian Writers Centre, Peninsula Arts Society and past President of Authors Australia Inc. Nalini is included in “Who’s Who of Australian Writers.