+612 9045 4394
 
The Farmer's Wife - Rachael Treasure

Paperback

Published: 4th February 2014
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $29.99
$22.25
26%
OFF

eBook View Product

Published: 1st April 2013
Format: ePUB
$13.99

New Edition View Product

Paperback
Published: 1st January 2014
Ships: 3 to 4 business days
3 to 4 business days
RRP $19.99
$16.75
16%
OFF

They got married and lived happily ever after... or did they? The Farmer's Wife is the much anticipated sequel to groundbreaking novel JILLAROO from Australia's number one rural fiction author, Rachael Treasure. This inspirational and, at times, heart wrenching story revisits one of the most refreshing Australian heroines, Rebecca Saunders on her beloved property Waters Meeting.

After marrying her party boy, Charlie Lewis, Rebecca finds herself lost in marriage, motherhood and a farm that fails to function.

A Tupperware party with a twist sets the wheels in motion for Rebecca's path to falter forever. Can she heal her troubled relationship with Charlie and convince him to run the farm in a better way? Or will life take her down another track altogether with the impossibly young track rider Joey, the handsome and wealthy Sol Stanton or the inspiring environmentalist and cattle farmer Andrew Travis? A beautiful and moving tale of self-discovery, The Farmer's Wife deals with the truth about relationships that the Cinderella stories never tell us.

About the Author

Rachael Treasure lives on a sheep farm in Tasmania with her husband, John, and her children, Rosie and Charlie. Together they breed and train kelpies, border collies and waler stockhorses.

Rachael has an exciting, ever-changing website featuring stories from her life on the farm and working-dog training information.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Farmer's Wife
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (6)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Well written (5)
  • Page-turner (4)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Travel reading (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (7)

Reviewed by 9 customers

Displaying reviews 1-9

Back to top

 
2.0

Not up to Rachael's usual good standard

By 

from Swan Bay, Tasmania

About Me Everyday Reader

Pros

  • Easy To Read

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Far-fetched Storyline
  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

Very disappointed in this book. Hated what Rachael turned Charlie into! The plot was quite unbelievable, especially the ending.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

 
4.0

not what i expected

Profile Image

By 

from Brisbane, Australia

About Me Everyday Reader

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Travel Reading

Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

Good sequel to Jillaroo, very enjoyable. Didn't end where I thought it would, and I wished it went on a bit longer.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

 
5.0

Excellent Australian stories

By 

from Cranbourne. Victoria

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

    A great read

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    4.0

    Great read

    By 

    from Hazelwood North.AU

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

        Very enjoyable read, hard to put down

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        the farmers wife

        By 

        from newcastle nsw

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Travel Reading

        Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

        A great book! I just couldn't put it down inspiring woman and friendships.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        good aussie read

        By 

        from Tenterfield NSW

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Well Written

        Cons

        • All Good

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

        quality

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Great

        By 

        from Sydney

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

          Typical Rachel Treasure work. Very easy to read and follow

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          4.0

          I enjoyed every minute of it...

          By 

          from Eleebana NSW

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Lots Of Subtle Messages
          • Page-Turner

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

            I have given it to a friend to read, I haven't read any of her other books, but really enjoyed this one. I'll look for her other titles now.
            I couldn't put it down, had to finish and see what happened.

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            This one is disappointing

            By 

            from Goulburn NSW

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Disappointing
              • Not What I Expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

                This book was very disappointing - not what I expected from Rachel Treasure. I think that she has lost the plot. I would not be interested in buying anymore of her books.

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                Displaying reviews 1-9

                Back to top

                Rachael Treasure

                Tasmanian born Rachael Treasure gets as excited about dung beetle activity in the soil as she does by beautiful writing. By combining her love for the land and the written word, Rachael sparked a publishing boom in 2002 when her first novel Jillaroo woke the world up to contemporary women's stories beyond the city lights. 

                Rachael lives in Southern rural Tasmania and is a full time mother to two young humans and many eccentric animals including a budgie called Putty Plonkit. She has been dubbed an agricultural activist, farm feminist and literary pioneer and has worked as a rural journalist, radio broadcaster, truffle sniffer dog handler, professional wool classer, stock camp cook, drover, farm manager and working dog trainer.

                Her novels following Jillaroo include The StockmanThe RouseaboutThe Cattleman's Daughter,The Farmer's WifeCleanskin Cowgirls and short story collections, The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare and Fifty Bales of Hay. Non fiction works are Don't Fence Me In – Grassroots Wisdom from a Country Gal and working dog training book, Dog Speak. Her screenplay Albert's Chook Tractorwas filmed for SBS Independent TV.

                Visit Rachael Treasure's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780732296346
                ISBN-10: 073229634X
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 400
                Published: 4th February 2014
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.5
                Weight (kg): 0.46