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Blue Skies - Fleur McDonald


Published: 1st March 2011
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From the bestselling author of Red Dust comes the inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes ...

In the tradition of Rachael Treasure and from the bestselling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies tells the inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes.

Armed with an honours degree in Agribusiness, Amanda Greenfield dreams of employing all the skills she's learnt at college to help her father turn the family farm from a debt-ridden, run-down basket case into a thriving enterprise.

Then tragedy strikes with the death of Amanda's mother in a car accident. Wracked by grief and guilt, and wearied by the long struggle to keep Kyleena a going concern, Amanda's father argues that they should sell up and get on with their lives away from the vagaries of drought and fluctuating stock and crop yields.

Having inherited half the farm from her beloved mother, whom she also grieves for, Amanda determines to summon all her strength, grit and know how to save Kyleena. Along the way she faces mixed fortunes in both love and life ...

About The Author

Fleur McDonald grew up in Orrorroo, South Australia but completed her secondary education in Adelaide. After school she spent a couple of years jillarooing in South Australia and Western Australia. Fleur lives with her husband and two children on a station near Esperance in Western Australia. Fleur is very involved in the daily management of their 8000 acres.


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Blue Skies

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Blue Skies combines mystery, romance and life on the land, which sucks you in right to the end. Weekly Times Her ability to weave an easy-to-read story amidst the ups and downs of farming life grips the reader into the world of everything from floods to drought, achievements to devastating losses. Australian Women

Fleur McDonald

Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading rural literature authors, with her books becoming best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. She has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers.

Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on a farm – including early life on her parent’s property in regional SA, and more recently on her 8000acre property in regional WA.

Fleur’s ninth novel and her first general fiction novel, The Missing Pieces of us, was published in April 2017. Her tenth novel Suddenly One Summer is out now and the first in the her much-loved Detective Dave Burrow’s series, Fool’s Gold is out in April 18.

Noisy Nights, the first of two children’s books was published by New Frontier Publishers in August 2016 and the second, What does a horse Say? will be out in 2018.

She lives in Esperance, WA with her two children, Rochelle and Hayden, a Jack Russell terrier, Rocket.

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ISBN: 9781742370088
ISBN-10: 174237008X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1