- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 550 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Publisher: Mira (1 January 2017)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M4GAEPV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 44 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Daughter Of The Murray Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Darry Fraser's first novel, Daughter of the Murray, is set on her beloved River Murray where she spent part of her childhood. Where The Murray River Runs, her second novel, is set in Bendigo in the 1890s, and her third novel, The Widow of Ballarat, takes place on the Ballarat goldfields in the 1850s. Darry currently lives, works and writes on Kangaroo Island, an awe-inspiring place off the coast of South Australia.
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There is a marvelous cast of characters:
A sassy, horse-loving, trouser-wearing young woman called Georgina (Georgie) staying at a dilapidated, but beloved estate, called Jacaranda.
Irish businessman, Conor, who runs ferries on the Murray. He has an interesting war wound that he is keeping secret. He wants to possess both Georgie and Jacaranda.
The handsome and successful prodigal son, Dane, who at first is astonished and irritated by Georgina, but quickly comes to be enamoured of her.
The step-uncle who has been lying to everyone about his debts and is about to lose Jacaranda.
These and more create a great story and an interesting read.
So this book was quite an education. Too often I don't think enough about those women who went before me, and what my life might have been like in another time and place. All these freedoms I take for granted — like being able to own or ride a horse if I want, work if I want, own property and be involved in a business — life wasn't always this way.
So this book has opened my eyes, quite apart from keeping me highly entertained for hours in recent days.
I fell at home immediately with the Murray River setting, and with Dane and Georgina and their struggles.
I like that it does not take an entire book to resolve the early plot line that Dane (returning to the family farm of Jacaranda where Georgina lives) has been lied to, and his view of Georgina and her step-father is wrong. This initial lie is the catalyst for all events in the book, but the original deception is further complicated when Georgina flees, seeking rescue with the wrong bloke.
Something that broke new ground for the romance reader in me is the fact that both hero and heroine sleep with other characters during this novel. Dane has a tryst with a woman with whom he has an 'understanding' when Georgina is lost to him; and as mentioned, Georgie chooses the wrong man to marry.
Fate has his/her work cut out to get Georgina and Dane together, but Fate does a pretty darn good job of clearing a path to let that happen. *fist pump* #GoFate
I was swept along in this read, much like sitting by the banks of the Murray River itself. I could see the paddleboats roving up and down on the wide waters, and picture the women and men of the time - customs, clothing, furniture.
I felt true compassion for Georgina, and wished that the world would work out for her and give her the happy ending she desired.
I look forward to more by Darry Fraser, and I recommend this one for rural romance readers who may be looking for something outside the norm.
Top international reviews
Georgie has had enough of being told what to do and when, her life is turned upside down with the foster family she has been living with and the prodigal son returns home Georgie decides that it is time to take off and meet up with Conor Foley and start a new life he has offered her marriage. But when that prodigal son Dane comes after her life changes again.
Dane comes home to Jacaranda to disaster his property has been gambled away and there are many changes after listening to his father he takes off after their foster daughter Georgie and when he catches her and his horse there is a spark that shocks Dane, but with bushrangers after them he loses her to another man.
This is a fast paced story that will have you turning the pages Georgie marries a man who has lots of secrets a man who is determined to rule her life, and Dane gets on with doing what he can to save his property and trying to forget Georgie a very hard task but as life has a way a turning the tables so it does and you are going to want to read this one to see what happens. What a story it has everything ups and downs, tragedies, secrets but above all true love prevails and you will be smiling. There are many emotions throughout this story and the call of that river is so strong for Georgie. Thank you MS Darry for a fabulous story.
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