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Dear Banjo by [Wasley, Sasha]
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They were best friends who were never meant to fall in love - but for one of them, it was already way too late.

Willow 'Banjo' Paterson and Tom Forrest were raised on neighbouring cattle stations in the heart of the Kimberley. As young adults, sharing the same life dreams, something came between them that Willow cannot forget. Now ten years have passed since she's even spoken to Tom.

When her father falls ill, Willow is called home to take over the running of the family property, Paterson Downs. Her vision for a sustainable, organic cattle station is proving hard to achieve. She needs Tom's help, but is it too late, and all too complicated, to make amends?

Tom's heartfelt, decade-old letters remain unopened and unmentioned between them, and Willow must find the courage to finally read them. Their tattered pages reveal a love story like no other - and one you'll never forget.

Dear Banjo is a wildly romantic and utterly captivating story about first love and second chances from an exciting new Australian author.

'I'm calling it early - this is one of the best novels of 2017.' AusRom Today

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2975 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (29 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XKGW9YT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Not usually my type of book but this thoroughly engaging Australian rural romance is extremely well written both in character and story.
You will fall in love with Willow and Tom and won't be able to put the book down until you have finished it.
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Brilliant book.
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Oh my god, this book! I fell hard for this one!

I read well into the early hours of the morning and as soon as I woke up, ignored all the work I had to do and powered through to the end.

Let's start with the setting. The landscapes were completely mesmerising. I hate the heat and yet I found myself yearning to be amongst the red dust and Kimberley canyons. I've never set foot on a farm but this book made me feel like I'd lived there my whole life.

This entire story revolves around the concept of humane and sustainable farming and that's a subject that should be talked about more often. It's sad that most people have no idea how our food reaches our plate and this book shows us the first steps into a better future in a way that's interesting and never forceful.

The characters, oh the characters! Banjo's drive and dedication was inspiring throughout the whole story. When it comes to love she's flawed but that only made her feel more real to me and her awareness of those faults made it impossible to hold it against her.

And Tom is the ultimate nice guy, who always does the right thing and never loses his cool and yet rather than that making him dull he's even more lovable.

I'd give this book more than 5 stars if that was an option!
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Dear Banjo was a really fantastic read. The letters written by a young Tom were so open and honest and I felt all the emotion. A story of love, and challenges in the outback on the stations and I could picture it all. Definitely recommend this book to everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 1 June 2017
By Brenda Telford - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Willow (Banjo) Paterson and Tom Forrest were best friends and had been for as long as they could remember. Growing up in the Kimberley’s with their parents’ properties side by side, Tom and Banjo had had many hours of adventure and laughter as they explored the stations, getting up to what kids, then teens all over do. But the day both received their acceptances into uni in Perth, everything changed – Banjo fled to Perth to become deeply involved in her university degree while Tom deferred and remained at the family farm.

Ten years on and Willow still fondly recalled Tom, but always with a side of grief and guilt for the friendship lost. Tom had sent many letters to her in her first year, but after the first two Willow hadn’t read any more of them – and they had stopped. Then when Beth, Willow’s sister, called to say their father was in hospital after a heart attack, she packed up everything and headed back to Paterson Downs. Barry Paterson wanted Willow to take over the running of the station so he could retire and retain his health…

Willow’s vision of a sustainable, organic cattle station had been a long time dream for both Paterson Downs and the Forrest station, but she was delighted to hear Tom was already there with his dream. But when she finally met up with him, the vast distance between them; the coldness of Tom’s greeting, was obvious to all. Willow was shocked – she had no idea what the ten year gap had done to Tom. Needing his help with her ideas for the station was proving too difficult – her thoughts were in turmoil; her confusion great. Was it time to read his letters? And what would she find if she did?

Dear Banjo by Aussie author Sasha Wasley is an emotional story of growth; of overcoming your fears and not shutting people out. The author has two fantastic characters in Banjo and Tom, and the many side characters play their parts well. There was only one character I didn’t like – and he wasn’t meant to be liked! Dear Banjo isn’t what I thought it would be – the cover is deceptive – and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars I fell hard for this book ♥ 12 June 2017
By Anna Hub - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Oh my god, this book! I fell hard for this one!

I read well into the early hours of the morning and as soon as I woke up, ignored all the work I had to do and powered through to the end.

Let's start with the setting. The landscapes were completely mesmerising. I hate the heat and yet I found myself yearning to be amongst the red dust and Kimberley canyons. I've never set foot on a farm but this book made me feel like I'd lived there my whole life.

This entire story revolves around the concept of humane and sustainable farming and that's a subject that should be talked about more often. It's sad that most people have no idea how our food reaches our plate and this book shows us the first steps into a better future in a way that's interesting and never forceful.

The characters, oh the characters! Banjo's drive and dedication was inspiring throughout the whole story. When it comes to love she's flawed but that only made her feel more real to me and her awareness of those faults made it impossible to hold it against her.

And Tom is the ultimate nice guy, who always does the right thing and never loses his cool and yet rather than that making him dull he's even more lovable.

I'd give this book more than 5 stars if that was an option!