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Publisher's Summary

Against the background of newly-colonised Australia, McKinley's latest saga follows the lives of pioneers, warriors and lovers... The Aboriginal boy Mandawuy is the last of his tribe. He will face the ultimate choice - join with the white man, or rebel alongside his fellow warriors. George Collinson falls in love with Eloise as soon as he meets her. But Eloise is already married. Nell and Alice's husbands are best friends, but they clash from the very first. But as tragedy threatens, they must overcome their enmity to survive. Niall Logan is one of many Irish children sent to Sydney in chains. Struggling to exist in the cruel world of convict colony, he yearns only for freedom.
©2008 Tamara McKinley; (P)2009 Soundings
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By George on 09-11-09

Good listen

Well as someone that grew up down under and moved to Canada in 1966 it was a pleasure to read a rather well put together novel weaving the history of early Australia.Liked it so much I listened to the second. Glad to see you had the intestinal fortitude to kill off the husbands and feature some strong females here. There were a lot of tough women down under back then.Good on ya!
Nice job Tamara!
Look forward to the third in this series.
Recommned it to all that like a good story a bit of history and yes a bit of romance.

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