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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.
on Oct. 30, 2011 :
In a addition to the central characters, the Hennessey family, who are rich in emotion and diverse, I found the the author’s detailed description of the landscape and the hard climate of Western Australia, as stimulating as the human characters.
The scene is set with the arrival of the first Europeans to the area. This is followed by the introduction of Joe Hennessey, in the late 1800s, who, as a teenager, sets out to attempt to make his fortune in the gold fields of northern Australia.
The story flows as the author paints her characters to the harsh canvas of Australia between 1880 to the outbreak of WW1. The story has romance, tragedy and adventure, which are mixed with the way of life of two cultures. The ancient aboriginal way and the newcomers creates tension and sadness. I found book to be a page turner. I believe that this book is the first in a series that chronicles the Hennessey family. I will be checking out the next book.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)