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Absolution Creek - Nicole Alexander

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Published: 3rd September 2012
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One man lost her. One man died for her. And one would kill for her ... Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations.

In 1923 nineteen-year-old Jack Manning watches the construction of the mighty Harbour Bridge and dreams of being more than just a grocer's son. So when he's offered the chance to manage Absolution Creek, a sheep property 800 miles from Sydney, he seizes the opportunity.

But outback life is tough, particularly if you're young, inexperienced and have only a few textbooks to guide you. Then a thirteen-year-old girl, Squib Hamilton, quite literally washes up on his doorstep - setting in motion a devastating chain of events...

Forty years later and Cora Hamilton is waging a constant battle to keep Absolution Creek in business. She's ostracized by the local community and hindered by her inability to move on from the terrible events of her past, which haunt her both physically and emotionally.

Only one man knows what really happened in 1923. A dying man who is riding towards Absolution Creek, seeking his own salvation...

From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death.

About the Author

In the course of her career Nicole Alexander has worked both in Australia and Singapore in financial services, fashion, corporate publishing and agriculture.

A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole returned to her family's property in the late 1990s. She is currently the business manager there and has a hands-on role in the running of the property.

Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore.

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Absolution Creek
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (3)

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    5.0

    Fabulous read

    By Jonesy

    from Central west

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Absolution Creek:

      Excellent quality

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      1.0

      Couldn't recommend this one!

      By Glibby

      from Melbourne

      About Me Casual Reader

      Pros

      • Not Many

      Cons

      • Convoluted Story Line
      • Difficult To Follow
      • Disappointing
      • Poor character developmen

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        Comments about Absolution Creek:

        Disappointing. Hard to engage with poorly developed characters. Story line doesn't really go anywhere.

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        4.0

        a late starter but great finish!

        By Zobo

        from NSW South coast

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters

        Cons

        • Lots Of Twists

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          Comments about Absolution Creek:

          Was slow and a little hard to follow to start but once you were in, it was a great read.

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          4.0

          Sweeping rural saga

          By Shelleyrae

          from NSW

          About Me Bookworm

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers

            Comments about Absolution Creek:

            As a fourth generation grazier, Nicole Alexander writes what she knows, sweeping sagas set in Australia's rural farming land. Absolution Creek is her third novel, with dual narratives set in 1923 and 1965. Absolution Creek is a complex tale of love, betrayal, jealousy, murder and revenge. I found it to be an absorbing read and I'd recommend Absolution Creek to fans of both historical fiction and the rural lit/romance genres. I am only sorry it took it's time making it's way to the top of my reading list.

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            4.0

            A really good read. Bit predictable

            By Di bookworm

            from Melbourne

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Readers
              • Travel Reading

              Comments about Absolution Creek:

              Love having reasonably priced books delivered within a very short time. Excellent service.

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              4.0

              definately a page turner

              By jillyburger

              from sydney

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              • Engaging Characters
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                Comments about Absolution Creek:

                absolution creek was a great read. The characters were charming adventerous and you could identify with them and their lives.

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                Nicole Alexander

                In the course of her career Nicole Alexander has worked both in Australia and Singapore in financial services, fashion, corporate publishing and agriculture.

                A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole returned to her family's property in the late 1990s. She is currently the business manager there and has a hands-on role in the running of the property.

                Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore.

                She is the author of three novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land and Absolution Creek. Her next work, Sunset Ridge, will be released in September 2013.

                To read Nicole’s revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru’s TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS…and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE

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                ISBN: 9781864712810
                ISBN-10: 1864712813
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 528
                Published: 3rd September 2012
                Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
                Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 4.0
                Weight (kg): 0.61