What a great historical read about the mighty Murray River. You could almost put yourself in that era of the 1800’s. It was quite amazing to read.a story about “domestic violence” it seems not much has changed. Strong women characters are few and far between but you nailed them in this story.
Very enjoyable and interesting to read about the hard times in Australia during the late 1800's. It was well written and sheds some light on how society treated unmarried mothers. It also had a softer side of love and romance.
Enjoyed the scenery and people of times past and the struggle towards the future. A time when outdated attitudes were being questioned and a daring few challenged, trying to improve the lives of society's outcasts.
Wow what a great read! This is my first book by Darry Fraser and I loved it! I have only recently started reading Australian Historical Fictions and I must say we have produced some brilliant authors with Darry Fraser right there alongside them! I love the descriptive way Darry writes, she effortlessly transports you right back to the 1800s on the Murray River alongside the characters. The storyline was enjoyable and not so different to struggles in today's society. This is a book that leaves you wanting more, you don't want it to end and you don't want to put it down! In fact I have already started her book Daughter of the Murray and am enjoying that just as much! Thanks to Beauty and Lace and Harlequin for the chance to read and discover another great Australian author.