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Firestorm by Tamara McKinley
  

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A terrifying novel of the Australian outback and a huge firestorm that disrupts and decimates many lives. It builds slowly until the full drama of the fire arrives. The main thrust of the story is young Danny unable to accept the death of his father for this is just post World War II when many Australians died in Malaya. Danny’s mother, Becky, is coping having returned to her family home where her father runs the local hospital. This is a family saga, a romance and a disaster tale. Very good but not her best so discover her and read back titles.

If you like Tamara McKinley you might also like to read books by Anne Jacobs, Colleen Mccullough and Lesley Pearse.

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Synopsis

Firestorm by Tamara McKinley

Becky Jackson's family has been managing the hospital in far-flung Morgan's Reach for three generations. When Becky's husband is tragically lost at war, she and her young son Danny must leave the city and return to her birthplace to start over. But for all its charm, Morgan's Reach is a divided community, where blood is thicker than water and grudges run deep. So when a mysterious stranger appears outside the town and Danny begins to act strangely, it is not only Becky's newfound stability that's threatened. And what of the fact that there's not been a drop of rain in over three years? The risk of wildfire looms large and the hospital is already pushed to breaking point. A single spark could level the area in minutes - burning away everything for which the town has worked so hard; exposing the secrets they've fought to keep so close.

Reviews

'Big, sweeping historical drama ... certainly on a par with Lesley Pearse'
Bookseller

'Lush with intense descriptions of nature and tense drama
Publishers Weekly

'Gripping ... tautly plotted
Time Out

About the Author

Tamara McKinley is the author of more than eleven novels. She was born in Tasmania, but now lives in Sussex and Cornwall and writes full time. Her novels are both contemporary and historical, following the lives of Australian pioneers and those who came after them.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th August 2014

Author

Tamara McKinley

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Author's Website

www.tamaramckinley.co.uk/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781848668676

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