Sunset Ridge

Sunset Ridge

eBook - 2013
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Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is an epic historical novel that takes three brothers from the drought-stricken outback of Queensland to the horror of the trenches in World War One. They went to war and fought for love. Although Madeleine has grown up in the shadow of her grandfather, the renowned artist David Harrow, she knows little about him. For David died long before she was born, and his paintings sold off to save the family property, Sunset Ridge. Now, decades on, with the possibility of a retrospective of David's work, Madeleine races to unravel the remarkable life of her grandfather, a veteran of the Great War, unaware that his legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of the family propertya It's 1916, and as Europe descends further into bloodshed, three Queensland brothers Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow choose freedom over their restricted lives at Sunset Ridge. A 'freedom' that sees them bound for the hell of the trenches. With the world on fire around them, the brothers bear witness to both remarkable courage and shocking carnage. But they also come to understand the healing power of love u love for their comrades, love for each other, and love for the young, highly spirited girl they left back homea This is a story of bravery and misadventure, of intolerance and friendship, most of all it is the story of three young men who went to war and fought for love.
Publisher: North Sydney :, Penguin Random House Australia,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781864712797
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 05, 2014

As one who grew up reading Mary Grant Bruce's Billabong series, I have found particular pleasure in Nicole Alexander's novels about farming families in outback Australia.Her latest, Sunset Ridge, is her best yet. It is appropriate reading for the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, telling as it does, the stories of 3 brothers who enlisted with the Australian contingent that went to France. Her descriptions are graphic.No punches are pulled about the conditions in which they fought. The dry wit comes across well and interwoven is a French family and the dog which saved so many soldiers' lives on the battle field. All in all a fitting tribute to the Fallen and a reminder to all of the effects of war down the generations. They made a film of War Horse. This would go equally well.

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