Home Before Sundown

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 24, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages

Coming home can be heart breaking if you haven't faced up to why you ran away in the first place.
For Bella Fairburn, a girl from the bush, her new life in Europe is a dream come true. Each day brings fresh experiences, including a cute French ski instructor boyfriend. But news of her beloved father's second heart attack brings Bella rushing home, accompanied by her aunt Liz, who's lived and worked in London for the past thirty years.
Bella's father has never considered her a suitable candidate to run Mullinjim, their family cattle property in Far North Queensland. Bella seizes this chance to finally prove to him that she's perfectly capable of taking over until he recovers.
But coming home to Mullinjim is fraught with emotional danger for both Bella and Liz. While Bella is confident she can deal with drought, the threat of bushfires, and cattle bogged in muddy dams, she fears facing her neighbour Gabe Mitchell. Gabe is the man she once hoped to marry, but he's also the man who broke her heart. And for Liz, Mullinjim holds a painful secret from her past that must never be revealed ...

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In Home Before Sundown, Barbara Hannay returns to the Fairburn’s cattle station, Mullinjim, in Northern Queensland. Peter Fairburn, whom we met in Zoe’s Muster has suffered a heart attack he may not ... Read full review

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Barbara Hannay's first story was written for the Brownies' writer's badge about a city girl whose family moves to the outback. Now, with more than forty novels behind her, Barbara's fascination with rural life is still a theme in her writing. She and her husband have left the city to live on a misty hillside in the Atherton Tablelands where they keep pigs and chooks and an untidy garden. They also have views of hills dotted with cattle, which they pretend are their own. Barbara's books have garnered many awards, including the RITAŽ award in America and the Romantic Book of the Year award in Australia. For more information, go to Barbara's website href='http://www.barbarahannay.com/'>barbarahannay.com or her blog href='http://wwwbarbarahannay.blogspot.com.au/'>barbarahannay.blogspot.com.au

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