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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)

Cons

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5.0

Fabulous read

By 

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 

    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 

      from NSW South coast

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      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 

        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

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          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

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            from sydney

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Well Written

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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)
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 4.0
              Weight (kg): 0.61