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Dorothy Dart is married,and lives with her husband at Belivah Q'ld. Her career as an author has spanned thirty years during which time she has continued to write intermittently whilst successfully raising a family of four, and now she is grandmother to eleven.
After having had five novels for pre and early teens published during the 80s and early 90s she tried her hand at writing plays for use within her local church until in 2007 she made her first venture into the genre of the historical novel with a book based on the life of her husband's great-great-grandmother. This was followed in 2009 by the fictional novel 'The Katy Tree' which tells the story of a Scottish family who emigrate to Tasmania in 1824. Many times since that book was published Dorothy's fans have asked for a sequel. So here it is, though if you have not read the first book, don't worry this second in the series has been written to stand alone.
'When the Bough Breaks' tells of the dark hidden years in the life of the MacGregor family between 1832 and 1875. A real Whodunnit that keeps you guessing until the last!!!
If you're interested in tales of Australia's rip roaring Colonial past this story is a must. Forget your mobile phones,facebook, twitter,and reality TV for a while and be transported back to another time and place where family secrets and intrigue prevail. Act now!! Buy it - read it - and please don't forget to review it, but most of all ENJOY!!!
on Jan. 02, 2012 :
Having just finished the earlier novel by Dorothy Dart, I definitely could not wait to read more of the fortunes and misfortunes of the MacGregor family. What a great tale it is - full of events in the life of this early Australian family. Yes sometimes it is a harsh story because of its setting but it is always rivetting, keeping the focus and the anticipation alive from beginning to end. In fact my Granddaughter wondered why I was so quiet - all she could see was the regular page-turning on my iPad. Thankyou for a terrific read. Faith.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Dec. 01, 2011 :
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Even though it is a sequel to an earlier novel by this author (The Katy Tree) it stands alone as a great historical fiction in its own right. New readers will definitely not feel lost and 'old' readers will enjoy discovering what new mysteries and mishaps have befallen some much loved characters. Once again set in the awesome backdrop of colonial Tasmania, with all of the harshness, romance and cruelty this rugged setting brings.
(reviewed the day of purchase)