The Perfect Gift

Rated 3.54/5 based on 13 reviews
Naomi, at twenty six has had enough of men mistreating her and applied to be
A Jillaroo in outback Australia. She falls in love with a cowboy. They make a bet. From
the city of Melbourne to a fast flowing river where Trent has to save Naomi from drowning,
love germinates in a storm. Will Naomi save the cattle station from bankruptcy? Can Trent save
Naomi from her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Brandt? More
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About Mark Stewart

Mark Stewart is an acclaimed author. He loves to write fiction right across the board from romance adventure to crime and onwards to science fiction. His fast paced novels will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first word to the last.
Mark lives in Melbourne Australia and tries to keep to the Aussie lingo and customs. His only gripe is he never has enough time to feed the writing enthusiasm inside him.

Mark lives in the picturesque region of the Mornington Peninsula, a full one hour drive from Melbourne.
He has been married to his wonderful patient wife for over thirty years. He has four adult children and two grand children. Everywhere he looks there is a story waiting to be told.

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Reviews

William reviewed on Aug. 14, 2019

Interesting story, but one big flaw, the timeline, or lack of it.
The story starts out at a funeral, with an old lady in the casket possibly in her 60's. After some dialogue between a brother and sister, probably in their 30's, the story then shifts to when Naomi Fitzgerald (the lady in the casket) is 26 years old.
The copyright of the book is 2010, so the funeral sequence would then be considered "present day." If Naomi is was 65 at the start of the story, then when it went back to where she was 26, that would be 40 years in the past or 1970.
But at one point a reference is made to the year 2009, and there are cell phones, computers and internet, meaning the date is the same even though there should be a span of 40 years.
Interesting as to why the editor didn't catch that.
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ruth gichuru reviewed on April 30, 2018

i loved reading the book it was good
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Jelena Miljkovic reviewed on Nov. 13, 2014

It's not the worst written book I've read, but it's up there. I'm about 1/4 through and I'm hoping it will get better. So far I'm not a fan of Naomi's and the story is a bit all over the place.
Like the setting a lot, though.

OK, so I'm over 1/2 into the story now and I still strongly dislike Naomi (Notice how I'm avoiding "hate"? I'm not there yet.) and the speed her mood changes is giving me whiplash. I'll do my best to read it to the end.

Well, this just became absurd! 3 stars is honestly a stretch. Oh, and the author was rather heavy-handed with the question marks. What's with placing them at the end of regular statements over and over and over again?
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Aussie Girl reviewed on Nov. 3, 2012

I am an Australian, living overseas and was very happy to find an Australian based story. Unfortunately it left me very disappointed. Obviously very little research has been done on how things REALLY are in the Australian outback.
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emr619 reviewed on Oct. 12, 2012

I didn't enjoy this book. The main character was irritating and self obsessed, the story was full of holes and didn't flow well. I did enjoy that was set in Australia.
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Lynelle Clark reviewed on March 16, 2012

Good story, loved the chrachters.
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T.M. Johnson reviewed on Dec. 12, 2011

I really enjoyed this extremely...defiantly going to read more of your work!
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Doris Holmes reviewed on Nov. 1, 2011

I read it, liked it, and am glad it was free.
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Erika Wuerfel reviewed on Oct. 29, 2011

i read it and liked it.
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Elle Kynzer reviewed on Sep. 30, 2011

This was a great story, and the backdrop of Australia Outback makes it all the better. If you believe in love at first sight, then this is the right book.
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