Silver Highways by Kate Lance is a historical drama published in February 2018 by Seabooks Press. Some characters appear in later years in The Turning Tide.
From pearling to war. Is there any way home?
Curious young Lucy Fox is sailing to Melbourne in 1906 with her parents and sister Rosa, when a tragic landfall leaves her future entangled with the lives of three sailors: gentle Sam, cynical Danny and beautiful Gideon.
After Rosa's scandalous elopement, Lucy is befriended by Sam's mother Min-lu, who guides her into a new world of trade in silks and spices and the luminous pearlshell of Broome, a place where breaking the rules is a way of life.
With the coming of the Great War everything changes. Lucy's beloved must return to sea, where ruthless U-boats are stalking the last of the old sailing ships. And afterwards, when peace has returned for everyone else, Lucy must reconcile her long-lost passion with the discovery of a bitter betrayal.
The Turning Tide by CM Lance is a drama set in Australia and Asia, published in 2014 by Allen & Unwin. Some characters appear in later years in Atomic Sea.
Alan Villiers is a biography by Kate Lance, published in 2009 by the National Maritime Museum, UK. It won the Mountbatten Maritime Award 2009 for Best Literary Contribution.
Redbill: From Pearls to Peace is a maritime history by Kate Lance, published in 2004 by the Fremantle Press. It won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award 2004 for Non-Fiction.