November 2008 Book of the Month.
A big, sweeping drama of a plucky girl making her mark in the male dominated outback of Australia. An action-packed novel of adventure, dreams, heartbreak and love. In her homeland of Australia it was published as Jillaroo.
After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, Rebecca throws her kit into the back of her ute and heads north with her sheepdogs. A job as a trainee farmhand takes her into the rowdy world of country dances, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome, but very drunken party animal, Charlie Lewis.
Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains to fight for the land and the river that runs through her soul?
It's only when tragedy shatters her world that Rebecca finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action-packed novel of adventure, dreams, heartbreak and love.
'I was caught up in the drama, fun, rocky romances and many adventures of Rebecca, one of the most refreshing Australian heroines ever ... By the end of this book, you yearn for a ute, a pair of boots, and the wide open spaces.' - Carol George, Australian Women's Weekly
Publication date: 06/11/2008
Publisher: Preface Publishing
|Publication date:||6th November 2008|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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. Each year they travel to Gippsland, Victoria to assist with the Treasure family's cattle operations.Rachael began her working life as a jillaroo (trainee farm-hand) before attending Orange Agricultural College in New South Wales. She also has a BA (Communication) from Charles Sturt University, Bathhurst. She worked as a rural journalist for Tasmanian Country, Rural Press publications, the Weekly Times and ABC rural radio, until she quit her day job ...More About Rachael Treasure