From protagonist Laura McRae's impoverished upbringing in Depression-era Australia to her meteoric rise into Sydney high society years later as a sought-after fashion designer, Lynne Wilding provides a riveting portrait of a complex woman living in uncertain times in This Time Forever.
Kate Hood's impassioned performance not only lends color to a diverse cast of characters, but captures the gamut of emotions Laura experiences throughout, expertly conveying her ambivalence towards her capricious husband, Eddie, and undeniable attraction to Jack, the man who unexpectedly steals her heart, with equal finesse.
All she can cling to is her talent for fashion and her determination never to be poor again; a talent and determination that takes her into the glamorous salons of Sydney's high society. As her business climbs from success to success, her creations become the toast of the town, her customers the rich and powerful. Then Captain Jack Beaumont walks into her life; this time, can Laura truly find happiness? And this time, could it be forever?