Jillaroo

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Author
Rachael Treasure
Publisher
Penguin
Genres
Debut, Fiction, Rural Romance
Released
13 May, 2005

Jillaroo

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    Synopsis

    After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, Waters Meeting, Rebecca Saunders throws her swag in the ute and heads north with her three dogs. A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis . . .Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains, to fight for the land and the river that runs through her soul?It's only when tragedy shatters her world that Rebecca finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action packed novel of adventure, dreams and determination.#25 in Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads
    Rachael Treasure
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    Rachael Treasure

    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.

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