Daughter of the Murray - Darry Fraser's first novel is an Australian historical published by Harlequin MIRA, out 2016. A fast paced adventure set on the mighty River Murray in the 1890s, Victoria.
Danger, adventure and an overwhelming attraction: can she fulfil her destiny?
Mary-Anne O'Connor (Gallipoli Street, Worth Fighting For, War fFower) says:
Darry Fraser manages to master pace and engagement with seemingly effortless grace. The characters are portrayed vividly, with female and male perspectives clearly drawn. Sat up very late to finish this wonderful Australian novel as I honestly could not put it down.
Reviewers have said:
... a feisty, flawed but always likeable heroine....lovely glimpses of life and landscape of 19th century Australia ... excellent romantic tension...
A hugely enjoyable read
...It’s a great read whose current flows strongly like the mighty Murray after some much needed rain.
What others have said about Darry's writing:
… lyrical and emotive and her characters real and warm
– Annie Seaton
... evocative and quintessentially Australian
- Amy Andrews
A fresh, unique Australian voice ... Filled with a wealth of life's characters, she paints them with humour, pathos and most of all, heart. Her pages fairly sizzle with crisp dialogue, sensitive and sensual love scenes and the urge to keep reading for the next happening
– Susan Parslow
… descriptive and emotionally satisfying
– Susan Rees
... is both easy going and delightfully descriptive
- Gloria Herrera
... bares her soul and reveals her heart ... An Australian who invites you to share in the wonder and beauty of her home
- Valda Anderson