Jessica  by Bryce Courtenay

Jessica  nickname Tea Leaf

Joe her father

Hester the mother and Mag the elder sister who reckon Jack as the perfect rich husband

Jack who dies at war

Just another STUPID-AND-HELPLESS-GIRL story, but it’s twisted with the big background of histories of Aboriginal tribes in Australia. All in all IT’s a sad story, not the kind of bad-ending, but the kind that amplifies that life is just so tiny and weak.