For fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Island of Secrets. You'll adore this strong, feisty heroine. Set in Australia.
Can she hold on to her dreams ...?
It’s 1850 and the Noble family have travelled to the other side of the world to start a new life after scandal drove them from their native England. Pippa Noble is determined to reclaim their honour by making her father’s plan for an outback farm reality, although her ambition is frowned upon by a society that has very set ideas about a woman’s place …
Pippa learns the hard way about the unforgiving nature of the bush, sometimes with devastating consequences. And when unfortunate circumstance leads to Pippa tending the farm alone, it is the friendship of neighbouring estate owner Gil Ashford-Smith that helps her through.
Then an unexpected visitor from England arrives, putting Pippa’s dreams in jeopardy. But she refuses to let go. She will hold onto her family’s land, even if it means losing everything else …
I always crave reading a good Australian historical novel. Being Canadian, I have always been fascinated with this continent on the opposite side of the world. Anne Marie Brear, having lived in Australia for numerous years, was able to write an authentic feeling tale that truly thrust me into the era and continent.
She successfully recounted the hardships faced by the new colonists while breathing life into memorable fictional characters. Strong heroines, impossible conflicts, and lovely descriptions grace each page. Anne Marie is one of my favourite authors, evoking emotion and realism into each and every one of her books. Read one of her two books, especially this one and I promise you will never be disappointed.