The cinema at Starlight Creek
Sinclair, Alli, author.

The cinema at Starlight Creek

Sinclair, Alli, author.


Personal Author
Sinclair, Alli, author.

Publication Information
Sydney, N.S.W. : Mira, 2019.

Physical Description
368 pages ; 24 cm.

When location manager Claire Montgomery arrives in rural Queensland to work on a TV mini-series, she's captivated by the beauty of Starlight Creek and the surrounding sugarcane fields. Working in a male-dominated industry is challenging, but Claire has never let that stop her pursuing her dreams - until now. She must gain permission to film at Australia's most historically significant art deco cinema, located at Starlight Creek. But there is trouble ahead. The community is fractured and the cinema's reclusive owner, Hattie Fitzpatrick, and her enigmatic great nephew, Luke Jackson, stand in her way, putting Claire's career-launching project - and her heart - at risk. Hollywood, 1950: Lena Lee has struggled to find the break that will catapult her into a star with influence. She longs for roles about strong, independent women but with Hollywood engulfed in politics and a censorship battle, Lena's timing is wrong. Forced to keep her love affair with actor Reeves Garrity a secret, Lena puts her career on the line to fight for equality for women in an industry ruled by men. Her generous and caring nature steers her onto a treacherous path, leaving Lena questioning what she is willing to endure to get what she desires. Can two women - decades apart - uncover lies and secrets to live the life they've dared to dream?

Subject Term
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Motion picture industry -- Fiction.
Sexism -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Country life -- Queensland -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.

Romance fiction.

Regular print

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
CarlingfordBookF SINCCarlingfordAdult Fiction
EppingBookF SINCEppingAdult Fiction
ParramattaBookF SINCParramattaAdult Fiction