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Dust on the Horizon - Tricia Stringer

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From bestselling author Tricia Stringer, comes this compelling stand-alone historical saga, which can also be read as a sequel to Heart of the Country, the first book in the Flinders Ranges series.

1881

Joseph Baker works hard on his pastoral lease at Smith’s Ridge, in the beautiful but harsh land of the Flinders Ranges. For Joseph this lease, lost to his family in the early days of settlement, offers a future for his young family and that of his Aboriginal friend, the loyal and courageous Binda. Joseph is a clever man, but it is a hard land to work and drought is once more upon the country.

New arrivals to the small rural town of Hawker, Henry Wiltshire and young wife Catherine, open a general store and commission business. Unscrupulous but clever, Henry has plans to prosper from the locals’ fortunes, and quickly makes powerful friends, but when he throws Binda’s family out of his shop, his bigotry makes an immediate enemy of Joseph and a die is cast…

Then the dark force of Jack Aldridge, a man torn between two worlds, crosses their path. Outcast and resentful, he wants what Henry and Joseph have and will stop at nothing to take it.

As the drought widens and the burning heat exhausts the land, Joseph, Henry and Jack’s lives become intertwined in a way that none could have predicted. In their final confrontation not all will survive.

This sweeping historical saga takes us into the beautiful and brutal landscape of the Flinders Ranges and through the gold rush, following the fate of three men and the women they love. Men and women whose lives become intertwined by love and deceit until nature itself takes control and changes their destinies forever.

About the Author

After Tricia Stringer’s fortieth birthday party she still had two things left on her 'to do before forty' list – write a children’s novel and parachute from a plane. She gave up on the parachuting idea but not the writing and has since published several books. Queen of the Road was her first book with Harlequin and she is very excited that it went on to win the RWA Romantic Book of the Year for 2013 as well as be one of the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down in the 2013 Get Reading campaign.

A country girl through-and-through, Tricia grew up on a farm on South Australia's, Eyre Peninsula. With a brief stint in the city for secondary education and teacher training she has always lived in rural communities and is currently not too far from the beach in the Copper Coast region of South Australia. Here she shares a rambling old farmhouse with her husband and assorted animals - only some of which are pets!

Some people would think that being an IT coordinator, teacher, librarian, wife, mother and grandmother would be enough to fill your days – yet somehow Tricia still finds the time to write. Inspired to create local history stories for the children she taught, Tricia honed her writing skills via courses, classes and lots of practice. While awaiting the publication of those early children's books she began dabbling with an adult short story for a writing competition with a rural theme. The short story became a full length novel and went on to become the first of her rural romances.

Tricia likes to create convincing characters in realistic situations. Her novels always have a rural setting and explore themes particular to Australian country life, which of course include romance - where would we be without a little romance in our lives! Her latest book, Riverboat Point, is her sixth rural romance.

As for parachuting – she’s done that too. There’s something special about jumping out of a plane high over Queenstown, New Zealand. What a view!

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Historical Saga of love loss and old vendettas

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    Comments about Dust on the Horizon:

    Dust on the Horizon is a character driven tale focusing on the people, the relationships and the time in the development of our young country. It's not action packed and suspenseful though there are some dynamics that leave you wondering how they will be resolved. I still found this to be a captivating read I had trouble putting down. It has left me eagerly anticipating the release of Jewel of the North in a couple of months. I have some theories about what the final book will bring but will have to wait and see.

     
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      Comments about Dust on the Horizon:

      Read "Heart of the Country" then "Dust on the Horizon" as soon as it came out. Can't wait for the new book, "Jewel in the North" when it comes out in 2017. Bought these two for my daughter. Hope she loves them as much as I do.

       
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      Captivating from start to finish

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        Comments about Dust on the Horizon:

        Tricia Stringer has an incredible talent.

        Her books are page turners with the most vivid character development. You will become so emotionally involved in this saga, it's impossible not to feel what they feel. A talent not all authors possess.

        Dust on the Horizon follows on from Heart of the Country but can be read as a standalone novel.

        It did not disappoint. I was taken back to the late 19th century and didn't leave until I put it down. Stringer's ability to paint a scene in your mind is truly impressive. You can almost taste the dust and smell the sweat.

        Be prepared though, Dust on the Horizon takes you on an emotional roller coaster which isn't easy to get off! I reached for the tissues more than once.

        This is a truly captivating Australian historical saga and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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        ISBN: 9781760371685
        ISBN-10: 1760371688
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 512
        Published: 1st May 2016
        Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.63
        Weight (kg): 0.66