We all know that one person, the one who if something bad is going to happen it will happen to them. In Fiona McArthur's Red Sand Sunrise that woman is Dr Callie Piper. Before you even get to the first chapter poor Callie finds out (within a few minutes of each other) that her husband is not only leaving her, but also having a baby with his new girlfriend, and that her beloved father has suddenly died. Her once orderly life is suddenly sent into a tailspin as she heads back to home at Red Sand in outback Queensland to be with her mother and meet her 2 half sisters for the first time.
But as is the case is most outback towns, there isn't time to sit and mourn, because Red Sands is desperate for medical help, especially for their pregnant 'locals' and if town matriarch Blanche McKay gets her way (which she usually does) the talented Wilson sisters may just be the ones to save their women.
With plenty of heartbreak (I wont spoil it but really - how much can poor Callie take?)but lots of good country warmth Red Sand Sunrise will leave you a warm feeling and while this is a novel anyone who has read books like Nurses of the Outback you will realise how well researched and realistic this book is.
This is the first of Fiona's books I have read but I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of her work. Normally a book like this wouldn't of taken me so long to read but I kept getting interrupted! It was, despite the topics it covered, an easy, well flowing read.