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The Farmer's Wife - Rachael Treasure


Published: 1st January 2014
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The Deniliquin Ute Muster had always been on Rebecca's wish list, but with the farm and babies, she'd never managed to make it. Tonight, she decided to reclaim herself.

After ten years being married to larrikin Charlie Lewis and living on her beloved property, Waters Meeting, Rebecca is confronted by a wife's biggest fear, a mother's worst nightmare and a farm business that's bleeding to death.

Can Rebecca find the inner strength she once had as a young jillaroo, to save everything she cherishes? Or is life about to teach her the hardest lesson: that sometimes you simply have to let go.

This uplifting and insightful tale deals with the truth about love that the Cinderella stories never tell us. Rebecca's journey is everywoman's journey, and a resonant tale for our times.

About the Author

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Rachael is a qualified Professional Woolclasser. She has an Associate Diploma in Rural Business Administration from Orange Agricultural College, NSW and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Print Journalism). She is a practitioner of Low Stress Stockhandling, Working Dog Education and numerous awards in both the rural sector and literary field.


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Emotional rollercoaster again well done!


from Ophir, NSW Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Knowledgeable Farmer
  • Page Turner
  • Short Chapters
  • Well Written


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Comments about The Farmer's Wife:

This is a heartwarming continuation of Rebecca lewis's complicated life,that sadly some people of the land will associate with. But Rebecca shows such strength and determination within the pages I also hope it will be an inspiration to many.Rachael's farming knowledge,compassion for the land and animals flows throughtout this book. She shows us, to accept a helping hand when held out as you never know where it will take you. Her book takes us again on a journey of love & hate heartache & adventure, wit, hope & learning. Leaving you dying to know what the future holds.

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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: 9780732297114
ISBN-10: 0732297117
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.31