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Secrets of the Springs by [McGinnis, Kerry]
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Length: 368 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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When Orla Macrae receives a letter asking her to return to the family cattle property where she grew up, she does so grudgingly. Her estranged uncle Palmer may be dying, but he is the last person she wants to see, not when she's made a new life far away from where she lost so much. But on his deathbed he utters a few enigmatic words about a secret locked away and a clue as to its whereabouts.

Intrigued, Orla decides to stay, reconnecting with old friends and taking a chance on a long-time dream of opening the homestead to tourists. Continuing the search for her uncle's elusive secret, she discovers far more than she bargained for - a shocking truth about her parents' marriage, and the confession of a chilling murder.

Set in the stunning countryside north of the Barrier Ranges near Broken Hill, this is an authentic tale of life on the land and a gripping mystery about old family secrets and finding love in the harsh Australian bush.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1695 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (17 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, heartache and secrets! 12 July 2017
By Brenda Telford - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
When Orla Macrae saw the letter from Emu Springs she almost didn’t open it. It couldn’t be anything important – the only person she knew there was the uncle she detested, and Orla had vowed never to return. But open it she did – the letter was from her uncle’s solicitor Ben Casselot and included another envelope from her uncle. He was dying and desperately wanted to see her one last time. Begrudgingly she left her home on King Island and returned to the Springs; the place she had loved and grown up in and around – at least until her parents had died. Orla hated remembering her young life after her beloved mum and dad had passed…

The confused jumble of words her uncle uttered included mention of a secret, an apology and a key. But Orla had no idea what he meant or where she would begin her search.

Orla had been determined to leave after the funeral, but the draw of her old family property changed her decision. And when she decided to turn the homestead into Station Stays to encourage tourists to the area, the town’s enthusiasm was great. Emu Springs was located just north of Broken Hill and the stark countryside was apparently something city people were keen to experience. But then Orla found the item her uncle had alluded to – and everything changed in an instant. The truth was shocking; was her whole life a lie?

Secrets of the Springs by Aussie author Kerry McGinnes is a wonderful tale of mystery, heartache and secrets, set in the harsh landscape of the NSW bush. Set in the mid-1900s, well after the second world war, the history of the Malvern Park homestead which had been in Orla’s family for generations was authentic and realistic. The stark beauty of the Australian bush was easy to visualise, bringing back memories of my own childhood. McGinnis’ stories flow with a natural ease and I thoroughly enjoyed this one (as I have her previous books) I have no hesitation in recommending Secrets of the Springs highly.

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