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The Bark Cutters - Nicole Alexander

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Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she’s a natural but as a woman, it’s not her birthright. Even when her beloved brother, Cameron James, first born and heir, is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah to inherit. Instead her grandfather passes management to the one man she truly loves. Feeling betrayed she runs away to Sydney to try to put Wangallon, behind her, but it’s in her blood. She is constantly drawn back to Wangallon but when will she finally admit that it’s not just Wangallon she longs for but the station’s manager, Anthony.

he Bark Cutters is an Australian family saga that centres around the family property, Wangallon. Past and present interweave in a story that traces the Gordon family from the arrival of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon in Australia in the 1850’s to the life of his great granddaughter, Sarah, in the 1980’s. Full of action, romance, tragedy, family secrets and misunderstandings this novel has a bit of something for everyone but particularly the discerning commercial women’s fiction reader.

About the Author

A fourth generation grazier, Nicole Alexander spent 6 years at boarding school in Sydney, completed a BA through the University of New England before taking up a marketing career in Singapore and Australia. 11 years ago she returned to the family’s wheat/cattle station in Moree, northern New South Wales and is now its business manager. Not only does she run the homestead but she is also a talented writer. Her poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, America and Singapore. She has a Master of Letters in creative writing and is currently working on the sequel to The Bark Cutters, Wangallon

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5.0

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    Comments about The Bark Cutters:

    The book is engaging. You can feel the land. The harsh conditions but the love of the country.

     
    4.0

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    • Suspenseful
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      Comments about The Bark Cutters:

      They only thing I can say is, jumping from one century to the other to a bit to get around but once you get a handle on the characters it's all good

       
      5.0

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        Comments about The Bark Cutters:

        The book gives a great insight into early Australian history.Also gives the reader what the conditions are like in the interior of Australia,Although fiction,there must be an element of truth as to how the early settlers survived.The sequel,Changing of the land is well worth reading.

         
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          An excellent read from a top new author

           
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            Love the story line, the setting easy to read but difficult to stop reading.

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            "Get stuck into this Aussie saga spanning four generations.Four stars." "NW Magazine""

            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

            Visit Nicole Alexander's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9781864711622
            ISBN-10: 1864711620
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 512
            Published: 1st March 2011
            Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 3.3
            Weight (kg): 0.36
            Edition Number: 2