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Crimson dawn / Fleur McDonald.

By: McDonald, Fleur [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 394 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781743315316.Subject(s): Ranches -- South Australia -- Fiction | Women farmers -- Australia -- Fiction | English -- Australia -- Fiction | Australia -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionGenre/Form: Romantic suspense fiction. | Love stories.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Since inheriting Nambina, the property that's been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focus on farming she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property, from fencing and mustering to handling the financial side of the business. But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She's also grappling with the hostility of her nearest neighbour and former best friend, Meghan Hunter. The fact that Laura's ex-boyfriend Josh is Meghan's brother only makes things worse. When a solicitor contacts Laura saying his clients may have a claim over Nambina, her entire world is turned upside down, and she has to call on all her determination to hold on to the property she's worked so hard to build. In the process she realises she must reach out to friends and loved ones or risk losing everything. By the bestselling author of Red Dust, this inspirational novel celebrates strength in the face of adversity as well as the enriching power of love.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm--but will her fierce self reliance close her off to the possibility of love? </p> <p>Since inheriting Nambina, the property that's been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focus on farming she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property, from fencing and mustering to handling the financial side of the business. But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She's also grappling with the hostility of her nearest neighbor and former best friend, Meghan Hunter. The fact that Laura's ex-boyfriend Josh is Meghan's brother only makes things worse. When a lawyer contacts Laura saying his clients may have a claim over Nambina, her entire world is turned upside down, and she has to call on all her determination to hold on to the property she's worked so hard to build. In the process she realizes she must reach out to friends and loved ones or risk losing everything.</p>

"An outback novel of love, betrayal and redemption"--Cover.

Since inheriting Nambina, the property that's been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focus on farming she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property, from fencing and mustering to handling the financial side of the business. But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She's also grappling with the hostility of her nearest neighbour and former best friend, Meghan Hunter. The fact that Laura's ex-boyfriend Josh is Meghan's brother only makes things worse. When a solicitor contacts Laura saying his clients may have a claim over Nambina, her entire world is turned upside down, and she has to call on all her determination to hold on to the property she's worked so hard to build. In the process she realises she must reach out to friends and loved ones or risk losing everything. By the bestselling author of Red Dust, this inspirational novel celebrates strength in the face of adversity as well as the enriching power of love.

Patron comment on 22/09/2014

Women writers from Australia are really coming to the fore in the genre of mystery/romance, especially when it comes to writing of farming in the remote areas. This is one of those authors and one of those books. A young woman has inherited an outback farm and is successfully widening the streams of income from the land. A bitter row with her long time boyfriend and his sister leads to a possible take-over bid for her much loved farm and she has to call on all the help she can muster to combat the threat. Nicely written and very easy to read, this is another author I will be reading again. Recommended

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