Journey from Walara

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Journey from Walara is the second book in the Danyari series.
It is 1940. Danny and Will Hennessy have left their father, Jack Hennessy, to run Walara and gone to war. Danny is flying Lancasters over Germany. Will has joined the Militia forces and is sent to New Guinea.
Danny and Will's lives are changed when they meet and fall in love two young women. More

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Words: 68,970
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466029224
About Laurel Lamperd

I write poetry, short stories and novels. My books are published in print and download.
I live on the south coast of Western Australia in a small seaside town. Some of my interests are history,watching the ballet, reading and gardening, not necessarily in that order.

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Review by: Geoff Woodland on May 27, 2012 :
After reading Wind from Danyari I had to read the sequel, Journey from Walara, by West Australian author, Laurel Lamperd.
The Hennessy boys go to war, Danny to England to be trained as a bomber pilot, and Will joins the Australian Army and is sent to New Guinea. The story begins in the time of innocence in Australia of 1939. The author showed me the lives of people in outback Australia of that time, and how their innocence changed as the war progressed.
Lamperd has the knack of describing the conditions of north west Australia to such an extent that she had my mouth dry from wind blown sand, only to be washed clean in the next chapter by watered down beer in a London pub on a damp wet night, after a bombing raid over Germany. Her description of the Kakoda trail, the mud, the tropical heat and rain, with the expectation of fighting the Japanese brings to life the bestiality of man when at war.
It is not a story of war, but a story of a family caught up in a war. How relationships are made and broken, some deliberate others beyond control of the character. I read the book on a Kindle and after I’d finished, the characters and the locations stuck in my mind for days, even though I was travelling and seeing new places. A well told story.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Geoff Woodland on May 27, 2012 :
After reading Wind from Danyari I had to read the sequel, Journey from Walara, by West Australian author, Laurel Lamperd.
The Hennessy boys go to war, Danny to England to be trained as a bomber pilot, and Will joins the Australian Army and is sent to New Guinea. The story begins in the time of innocence in Australia of 1939. The author showed me the lives of people in outback Australia of that time, and how their innocence changed as the war progressed.
Lamperd has the knack of describing the conditions of north west Australia to such an extent that she had my mouth dry from wind blown sand, only to be washed clean in the next chapter by watered down beer in a London pub on a damp wet night, after a bombing raid over Germany. Her description of the Kakoda trail, the mud, the tropical heat and rain, with the expectation of fighting the Japanese brings to life the bestiality of man when at war.
It is not a story of war, but a story of a family caught up in a war. How relationships are made and broken, some deliberate others beyond control of the character. I read the book on a Kindle and after I’d finished, the characters and the locations stuck in my mind for days, even though I was travelling and seeing new places. A well told story.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: EdithParzefall on Jan. 08, 2012 :
Riveting and touching story that contrasts the horrors of war with the illusions of young men.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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