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Matilda's Last Waltz
For Jenny, Churinga, a remote sheep station in the Australian Outback, is a parting gift from her husband, a gift he doesn't have a chance to give her himself. She learns of his legacy only after his tragic death. Not knowing where to turn for comfort and support, it seems only natural to travel to Churinga. She finds a harsh, unforgiving place but not without its own quiet beauty.

It also has it's secrets. Secrets that surround its former owner, Matilda Thomas. While admitting a grudging respect for her way with the land, Jenny's new neighbours seem reluctant to talk about Matilda. But the more time Jenny spends on the farm, the more she is aware of her predecessor's lingering presence. Then she discovers Matilda's diaries and finds herself drawn into a tale more shocking than anything she could possibly have imagined. And the deeper Jenny delves into the past, the more she wonders whether inheriting Churinga is a blessing or a curse ...

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Jacaranda Vines
Jacaranda Vines had been one of the wealthiest corporations in Australia. Now Joseph Witney, the tyrannical head of the family, is dead and Jacaranda Vines is at crisis point.

Joseph's widow, Cordelia, is determined not to sell. If she can persuade her granddaughter, Sophie, to change her mind then, together, they might have a hope of winning over the other family members. Sophie agrees at least to accompany her grandmother on a road trip to the Hunter Valley, site of the company's first vineyard. But, in order to get Sophie to understand exactly what she is fighting for, Cordelia must confide both family secrets and ancient history. She begins her story with Rose, a young girl running from her native England hoping to find a new life in the wild unknown of Australia ...

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Windflowers
Claire has left behind the harshness of life in the outback for college and a career in Sydney.  Estranged from her family, she is about to take up a position at a prestigious veterinary practice when her Great Aunt Aurelia summons her home to the family cattle station in Queensland.  Claire's relationship with her parents and sister has never been easy, and it is the reunion with her indomitable mother, Ellie, she dreads the most.  But coming from a long line of Warratah women famed for their grit and substance, Claire knows better than to shy away from a fight.

Ellie accepts that a reconciliation with her eldest daughter is long overdue.  But to do so will mean she must face her own ghosts and reveal some of Warratah's more shameful secrets.  She only hopes her family is strong enough to survive the coming storm ...

 

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Summer Lightning

Miriam Strong had been looking forward to her family arriving at Bellbird Station to help her celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday.  Yet, with the discovery of the first tangible clue to her stolen inheritance, has also come the knowledge that she must again face an old enemy - and the painful memories of a time long past.

Jake Connor is a divorced lawyer who crosses Miriam's path and she enlists his help.  So begins the quest for the truth.  Like he unexpected strike of Summer Lightning this quest is to set to change things forever.  Especially for Miriam's grand-daughters, Fiona and Louise.  For one will find love, and the other will find the courage to acknowledge her true worth and become the woman she was meant to be.

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Undercurrents

In 1894 the SS Arcadia sets sail from Liverpool. On Board are Eva Hamilton and her husband Frederick, a newly married couple setting off for a new life in Australia where Frederick is to become Her Majesty's Land Surveyor. Only a few miles from the western shores of Australia the Arcadia is hit by an unexpected storm ...

Years later, Olivia Hamilton makes the same journey under very different circumstances. Still dealing with the aftermath of her mother's death and her experiences of war-torn London, she has returned to her homeland to discover the truth behind the secret cache of documents among her late mother's effects.

Never one for hugs and kisses, Olivia had still grown up in the secure knowledge that her mother loved her. This had more than compensated for her older sister's dislike. Are these documents the cause of Irene's antipathy? Now Olivia needs Irene's help to discover the truth. But the years have not mellowed her sister's hatred. And while Olivia is determined to pursue her quest, like Eva Hamilton all those years before, she has no idea where this journey will take her. 

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Dreamscapes
Catriona Summers' debut in show business came early. Her father, the leader of a travelling music hall troupe that toured small regional towns, carried her on stage when she was barely minutes old in order to introduce her to her first audience.

From such humble beginnings Catriona had grown up to emerge as a rare talent, her voice garnering her praise from the public and critics alike. But her journey from performing popular songs for a few pennies to becoming an acclaimed diva in the operatic world has been fraught with hardship and tragedy. And now some scandalous secrets from her teenage years are threatening her present, her family, and all she has achieved ...

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Firestorm
Becky Jackson’s family has been managing the bush hospital in far-flung Morgan’s Reach for three generations. When Becky’s husband is tragically lost at war, she and her young son Danny must leave the city where she’s been living since marriage and return to her birthplace to start over.

But for all its charm, Morgan’s Reach is a divided community, where blood is thicker than water and grudges run deep. So when a mysterious stranger appears in the bush outside the town and Danny begins to act strangely, it is not only Becky’s newfound stability that’s threatened.

And what of the fact that there’s not been a drop of rain in over three years? The risk of firestorm looms large and the hospital is already pushed to breaking point. A single spark could level the area in minutes – burning away everything for which the town has worked so hard; exposing the secrets they’ve fought to keep so close.
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