Daughter of Australia

Daughter of Australia

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The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving. It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags and abandoned in the sand is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. Sent to an orphanage, mute with grief and fear, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James, who fights to protect her until both are sent away--Leonora to a wealthy American family, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him. Years later, Leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia. There, in Wanjarri Downs, she will again come face to face with James, who's grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. Only James knows the truth about Leonora--that her roots and her heart are here, among the gum trees and red earth. And they will fight to find a way back to each other, even as war, turmoil, and jealousy test their courage again and again.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781617739415
1617739413
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 471 pages ; 21 cm

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vicki_1970
Oct 31, 2016

Wonderful and engaging story. You'll fall in love with the characters and with Australia.

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catherinejoy
Sep 29, 2016

An enjoyable read.

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