Daughter Of The Murray

by Darry Fraser

On Sale: 12/12/2016

Daughter Of The Murray

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Daughter Of The Murray

by Darry Fraser

On Sale: 12/12/2016


About the Book

A fast-paced historical romance adventure, set on the mighty Murray River in the 1890s with a flawed but loveable heroine.

1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria

Georgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry's in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray.

Unlike the rest of the family, she isn't looking forward to the return of prodigal son Dane. With good reason. Dane MacHenry is furious when on his return he finds his homestead in grave decline. Unaware that his father has been drinking his way through his inheritance, he blames Georgina and Georgina decides she has no option but to leave. Unfortunately she chooses Dane's horse to flee on, and when Dane learns she has stolen his prized stallion, he gives chase.

From this point their fates become intertwined with that of a businessman with a dark secret, Conor Foley, who offers Georgina apparent security: a marriage with status in the emerging nouveau–riche echelons of Melbourne.  But none of them could imagine the toll the changing political and social landscape would have on homes, hearts and families.

Will Georgina's path lead her into grave danger and unhappiness, or will she survive and fulfil her destiny?

Critical Praise

'I enjoyed the intertwining of historical fact with fiction, and the exploration of women's rights in Australia through the eyes of an impetuous young woman who, one can imagine by the end of the story, will contribute in no small way to the fight for women's suffrage.' — Susanne Bellamy (Netgalley)

'It's a great read whose current flows strongly like the Mighty Murray after some much needed rain.' — Catherine Murphy (Netgalley)

'The description of setting evokes the Australian landscape beautifully, and the historical period is realistically portrayed. The depiction of the characters is realistic, and the sexual tension in Georgie's first relationship lets us see the confusion of an inexperienced young woman who has the courage to go for what she thinks she desires. Darry Fraser's debut novel is stunning with the promise of things to come.' — Anne Smith (Netgalley)

'A story with as many twists and turns as the mighty Murray River itself.' — Jeannette McAnderson (Netgalley)



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489214515
  • ISBN 10: 1489214518
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 12/12/2016
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:28.66 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Romance / Action & Adventure

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