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The Dare

by Rachael Treasure

Books of the Month - <b>September</b> Historical Fiction

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April 2009 Book of the Month.


A major seller in her native Australia, this author has only recently been introduced over here.  This is her second book to be published in the UK.  They are tremendous reads.  Wild, brave girls live and love in a male-dominated world.  The vast open spaces, the hard life, the tragedy and violence of rural communities are beautifully portrayed in passionate, romantic adventures with lots of grit and heart.  You will love them.

Comparison: Nora Roberts, Lesley Pearse, Jojo Moyes.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Dare Synopsis

Dyed-in-the-wool country girl Kate Webster seems not to have a care in the world: playing hard, drinking even harder, she tells herself that she will worry about the consequences later. But there is one consequence she cannot escape: the result of a wild dare she undertook when she was nineteen, her little daughter, Nell.

Now she seems hell-bent on self-destruction: fighting with her father over the future of their farm after the death of her mother and his remarriage, refusing to reveal the identity of Nell's father, while remaining in love with him, and all too often neglecting Nell herself, while she parties the night away.

But destiny is about to take a hand and stop Kate dead in her tracks. As in all Rachael Treasure's novels, tragedy and violence are only ever a heartbeat away. And back into her life, too, is about to walk the father of her child. How can she ever admit the truth to him?

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ISBN: 9781848090866
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Publisher: Preface Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848090866
Publication date: 2nd April 2009
Author: Rachael Treasure
Publisher: Preface Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rachael Treasure

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 ...

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