An unforgettable story about discovering the things that truly matter, and finding love that lasts
Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can’t help mucking up the opportunities life gives her.
Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia’s wildest rural social events – a Bachelors & Spinsters ball – to ‘scalp’ gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It’s a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant.
Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, it’s time for Kate to come home to face the music – and the father of her child . . .
Rachael Treasure lives in southern rural Tasmania with her two young children and an extended family of Kelpies, chooks, horses, sheep and a time-share Jack Russell. She is passionate about encouraging non-readers to read, as well as inspiring farmers to consider regenerative agricultural practices.
Rachael's first novel, Jillaroo, was a bestseller and has become one of Australia's iconic works of fiction, inspiring other country women to contribute to the genre of contemporary rural literature. She has written four other bestselling novels and two collections of short stories.