Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft is a World War II-era romance that crosses continents. In 1941, a young Englishwoman, Rose Hamilton, answers a newspaper advertisement to be a companion to a four-year-old orphaned boy, Walter, who is traveling back to his home in Australia, where he is heir to a rich cattle farm. For Rose, leaving behind an indifferent fiancé and a dishonorable discharge from her job at the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, the journey and friendship with Walter are a welcome change. But, when she arrives in Australia and finds his relatives less than welcoming, she feels compelled to stay with the young boy. Things get complicated when she finds herself drawn to Walter’s uncle, Max, a wounded pilot, and begins to learn the secret behind Walter’s family and his inheritance.