The Sequin Star

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A compelling, magical time traveling tale, set in Depression-era Australia

This is impossible. I must be dreaming. Why does the newspaper have a date that is more than eighty years ago?

Claire finds a sequin star among her grandmother’s treasures. Why does she own such a cheap piece of jewelry? The mystery deepens when the brooch hurtles Claire back in time to 1932. Claire finds herself stranded in a circus camp. The Great Depression has made life difficult, but Claire befriends performers Rosina and Jem, and a boy called Kit who watches the show every night. When Kit is kidnapped, it’s up to Claire, Rosina, and Jem to save him. But Claire wonders who Kit and Rosina really are. One is escaping poverty and the other is escaping wealth—can the two find happiness together?


Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor, and public relations consultant. Her work has appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph, and Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of the Lulu Bell series and the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, as well asThe Locket Of Dreams, The River Charm, and The Ruby Talisman.


"The Sequin Star is such an awesome book! . . . Compelling and full of magic, this read will really stay with you long after you’ve devoured every page."  —Girlpower"If you enjoy books that explore the idea of moving through time, then this is an absolutely amazing story and an absolute 'must-read.' The Sequin Star with its cast of
dynamic characters will keep you in suspense until the very end."  —Ameila Ogilvie, Townsville Bulletin