Dust on the Horizon

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Dust on the Horizon
Author
Tricia Stringer
Publisher
Harlequin
Genre
Fiction
Released
02 May, 2016

Synopsis

Why We Love It:  When you’re in the mood for a juicy historical saga to sink your teeth into, Tricia Stringer’s Dust on the Horizon is just what you need. In her latest novelStringer returns to the beautiful but harsh Flinders Ranges in the 1800s with this vividly drawn and compelling tale of settlers and first peoples. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FchanyHQ3s[/embed]Want to see the ranges for yourself? Enter the competition to win a $500 travel voucher here! Joseph Baker is a hardworking and honourable farmer doing his best to work his pastoral lease in the high country, while much of the land is suffering harsh drought. With a large family and suffering a terrible tragedy, life is tough. Not everyone thinks Joseph is a good man. Some can’t stomach his lifestyle – he lives in close proximity to an Aboriginal family, his best and loyal friend, Binda, who saved his life when they were young.New to the town of Hawker where Joseph Baker does business is the conniving Henry Wiltshire. Together with Baker’s scheming neighbour Ellis Prosser, Wiltshire sets out to unravel Joseph Baker’s life further. But while on the surface Henry Wiltshire and his businesswoman mother Harriet are fine and upstanding, they harbour their own dark secrets that they’re determined no one will uncover.Tricia Stringer has done it again, with a deeply moving and absorbing story that keeps us engaged until the final pages. This is one of those meaty sagas following the intertwined lives of a group of settlers over many years. Stringer is skilled at portraying the harsh life of early pioneers – she transports us back in time, to Australia’s colonial past, where bigotry reigns and both settlers and Aboriginal Australians struggle through drought and then the gold rush. With grabbing and scheming over land, the  brutality of both people and nature, and also love and hope, this is the perfect backdrop for a moving and compelling story.Dust on the Horizon continues the stories of the Baker and Wiltshire clans started in the first of Stringer’s Flinders Ranges series, The Heart of the Country. While fans of the first novel will be dying to get started on her latest, this new instalment can be read standalone or as part of the series.Tricia Stringer grew up on a farm in rural South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities, where she loves to be. As well as historical saga, she writes rural romance including Queen of the Road which won the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year in 2013.
Tricia Stringer
About the author

Tricia Stringer

Tricia Stringer is a bestselling and multiple award-winning author. Her books include The Family Inheritance, The Model Wife, Table for Eight, and the rural romances Queen of the Road, Right as Rain, Riverboat Point, Between the Vines, A Chance of Stormy Weather, Come Rain or Shine and Something in the Wine. She has also published a historical saga; Heart of the Country, Dust on the Horizon and Jewel in the North are set in the unforgiving landscape of nineteenth-century Flinders Ranges. Tricia grew up on a farm in country South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities, as owner of a post office and bookshop, as a teacher and librarian, and now as a full-time writer. She lives in the beautiful Copper Coast region with her husband Daryl, travelling and exploring Australia's diverse communities and landscapes, and sharing her passion for the country and its people through her authentic stories and their vivid characters. For further information go to triciastringer.com or connect with Tricia on Facebook or Twitter @tricia_stringer

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