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Breakaway Creek by [Garside, Heather]
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Length: 347 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Two city women - a century apart - find love and adventure with rugged men in the Queensland outback.

Two love stories; two parallel lives; two destinies.

Set in the 19th and 21st centuries, Heather Garside's debut novel is a passionate rural romance of love and its consequences.

Shelley and Emma are separated by time but bound by a dark secret to a place called Breakaway Creek.

Betrayed by her long-term boyfriend, Shelley Blake has fled the city to return to her home town. Her interest in a photograph of her great-great-grandparents is piqued by her family's reticence about the mystery couple, and a search for answers takes her to the cattle station Breakaway Creek.

Here she meets Luke Sherman, a man embroiled in the bitter ending of his marriage and a heart-breaking separation from his two small boys.

Shelley resists an instant attraction to Luke, as neither is ready for a new relationship.

And, while Luke struggles to reclaim his children, Shelley uncovers the truth about her ancestors, Alex and Emma.

A story of racial bigotry and a love that transcends all obstacles takes the reader back to the pioneering days of the 1890s.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Clan Destine Press (16 November 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PR9RXL8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An old family photograph sparks Shelley’s interest in learning more about her family, in particular her great-great grandfather, Alexander Baxter. Having recently broken up with her boyfriend, Jason, and trying to keep her mind off him, she puts in for some leave from her job in Brisbane and finds herself in Clermont, heading to Breakaway Creek in an attempt to uncover the reason why her grandmother is so reticent to share information on her ancestors.

Making contact with Luke Sherman, one of the two brothers who now live at Breakaway Creek, her plans are set in motion after she makes an arrangement to visit him at the property in order to view the photographs and information contained in the Family Bible.

Envisaging an “old, crusty bushie”, she’s shocked to find that Luke is a far cry from her imaginings but even more dismayed when the information from the Family Bible and the writing on the back of the photograph yields more questions than answers. When Luke offers to speak to his parents, currently travelling in Europe (if Shelley agrees to stay on for a few days in exchange for some housekeeping duties) it doesn’t take her long to decide that her trip would be wasted if she left without the information she is after, and that a few days on a working cattle property would be a welcome experience.

Luke is a man who has been deeply hurt. Following the breakdown of his marriage, he’s trying desperately to find a way to get his two small boys back and harbours great resentment towards his estranged wife, a born and bred city girl, who has since returned to Brisbane with his children in tow, leaving him heartbroken and with a rather cynical outlook towards the sanctity of marriage.
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It was fabulous,to go from present day to past, with things almost overlapping in similar situations. Excellent well worded, but at the same time full of all the things we love to read about, outback, dramas, love and a bit of sex to spice it all up! Loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it today 12 June 2013
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I can't say enough good things about this book Breakaway Creek, this is a book full of stories,so much more then the story line, you also get to feel & see & smell the real Australian country life, to read about the truth of whats happening with our many issues here living on the land, the distances, the dramas & the heartache & hardships faced in each generation that has shaped us to be the people that we are. All interwoven into this wonderful story by Heather Garside. I alway say if your sad to finish a book it's a really good one, and that's how I feel about this one, a pleasure to read with enough drama to keep you turning the pages & thinking about it long after your finished. Enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 25 August 2013
By Aussie Ness - Published on
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I don't normally read novels, I usually prefer biographies, but after reading two books by Tony Parsons I was looking for something similiar. Breakaway Creek was fantastic. I couldn't put it down. I loved it and I miss the characters already. I highly recommend this book to anyone...especially if you have an interest in early Australia. I dare any woman not to fall in love with Luke and Alex!
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Aussie novel 26 January 2014
By L. Stringer - Published on
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I enjoyed Breakaway Creek, and I don't usually enjoy novels that skip between two different time zones. This one, however, pulled it off successfully, maybe because it spent considerable time in each zone between crossovers and didn't cross over in the middle of an important plot development, which really annoys me. Both tales were told well and the writing styles were engaging. I liked the time I spent in both time periods at Breakaway Creek and there was a good amount of detail without it being overdone. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a contemporary/historical Aussie novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Outback Australian Romance 15 July 2013
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I really enjoyed this romance - or two romances really, as it covers two quite separate generations of a family, one in the present day and one much earlier. I love the sense of place and the authenticity that only comes from really knowing the bush lifestyle and the challenges and joys it brings. Really relatable characters, especially the central women, which is always going to go down well with me. Very enjoyable!
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 16 June 2013
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Just finished reading this today, and it was one of the best books I've read in some time. I love how the author transitioned between the history and current perspectives. It kept my attention the whole way through. It had drama without being outrageous, romance without being sappy or overly graphic. This was a very pleasant read and I hope to see more from this author.