THE GOOD WOMAN OF
Adventure, romance and history combine in this thrilling 19th century journey through the South Australian bush and along the mighty Murray River in the company of a determined heroine.
1895, Renmark, South Australia
Maggie O'Rourke has always had a hard head. No man was going to tie her down to a life of babies and domestic slavery, even if that man was as good (and as annoyingly attractive) as Sam Taylor. Maggie is happily earning her own way as a maid in a house on the Murray River when disaster strikes.
Forced to defend herself and a friend from assault by an evil man, she flees downriver on a paddle steamer. With death at her heels, Maggie begins to realise that a man like Sam might be just who she wants in her hour of need. As for Sam, well, Maggie has always been what he wants.
The further Maggie runs, the more she discovers there are some things she cannot escape...
'Outstanding prose that flows and ripples through every page.'
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'Darry has done a fabulous job with some wonderful storytelling and puts herself right up there with the best.'
Green Reads and Tea Leaves
"We are really are blessed in Australia, to have such a skilled collection of historical fiction specialists, who help to resurrect Australia’s past for our enjoyment and appreciation. Darry Fraser is one such author and I have enjoyed making my way through her historically well informed narratives. The Good Woman of Renmark is no exception. Australian historical fiction lovers will value the research base of this tale. Fraser manages to juggle the difficult balance between providing hard facts about a specific time period and location, within a wholly engaging narrative. The facts are carefully embedded within the storyline, so it never feels like you are receiving a heavy hsitory lesson from Fraser. I did learn a fair bit from this novel historically speaking, which I am thankful to author for drawing my attention to via her informative writing"
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