Tarnished Gems is about six women. It is set in Inner Sydney, Australia. When Jade falls from a horse, her friend Saffy wrongly thinks it is her fault and runs away. Ruby sees the accident and steps in to help, becoming involved in the lives of both Jade’s family as well as Saffy’s in the process.
Maureen Larter was born in England in the late 1940’s and came over to Australia when still a toddler. She is a teacher of piano and violin, and lives on the lower Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
She lives on a smallholding of 12 acres, and does her best to live self-sufficiently, while taking care of the soil and the environment.
In the past, she has taught English, Social Studies, Music and Mathematics in High Schools within Australia, as well as living in China for a short time, teaching English.
On wet days, when she can’t be out in her garden, and there are no students commandeering her time, she loves to sit and write. She writes children’s stories and short stories, as well as occasional articles for magazines.
Onto wrapping up the next book :D
Until next time ...