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Jewel In The North : Flinders Ranges Series - Tricia Stringer

Jewel In The North

By: Tricia Stringer

Paperback | 4 April 2018

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From bestselling author Tricia Stringer, comes this compelling stand-alone historical saga, which can also be read as the final book in the Flinders Ranges series. (Heart of the Country 2014, Dust on the Horizon 2015) A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize…

A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness and a quest for the Jewel in the North

1895 The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three generations his family have farmed the land, married and had children at their property at Wildu Creek, but now, struggling with hostility from the local community for his choice of wife, Joseph finds himself fighting to save not just his friends and family but his very existence.

His son William has his own battles to fight: not only the drought that takes over the land but his own despair, as he faces rejection from the woman he loves. Meanwhile, a ruthless enemy will stop at nothing to take from William what he considers to be his. Could the vicious and cunning Charles Wiltshire be his nemesis? Or does another man, in a quest for the Jewel of the North, hold the key to his destruction?

As the First World War looms on the horizon, two men struggle to survive both the elements and each other on a quest to find that they hold dear – but only one will have the courage to stand strong.

The deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Flinders Ranges series.

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 three books for children and three for adults. She gave up on the parachuting idea but not the writing and has since published several books for children. Her latest book, Right as Rain, is her fifth rural romance. 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! She is currently working on her next 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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