Rosie Highgrove-Jones feels constrained in her life. She's stuck taking the social pictures for the local newspaper and is engaged to the best looking and talented man in town, but she's not happy at all. She longs to be outside and working on the farm and with animals. Something happens that shakes not only her, but also her family, and what once seemed to be a happy and perfect existence and family begins to fall apart. Rosie is given an assignment while her life's upside down to do research on Jack Gleeson and the famous Kelpie breed in order to help her town. Plus the entry of a new stock man Jim shows her where her true happiness may lie.
Rachael Treasure has written four books, and this is her second book. Having loved her other books, I eagerly started reading this one and found it to be slightly different from her other books. Yes, it was just as captivating as her other books and I read it one go. Yes, it was action packed and I really enjoyed it. The only thing different that I noticed was the amount of drama in the book. Some parts of it read like a tabloid or even an episode of the Jerry Springer Show and it seemed more suitable to a bonkbuster, rather than in a semi-serious novel. I really enjoyed the historical parts of the book and the way it added another layer of depth to the story.
Rachael Treasure is an avid horsewoman, mother of two children and lives in Tasmania with them and lots of animals. I'm really hoping she writes another book soon. This book was published in 2004 and has also been published with the title Timeless Land. Her latest book was published in 2010 and is titled The Cattleman's Daughter/Through the Fire.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (2005)
- ISBN-10: 0143001833
- ISBN-13: 978-0143001836
- Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 3.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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