Bella's Run

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Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
An intoxicating outback romance - set in Victoria and Queensland - that is brimming with the energy and vitality of country life and the Australian bush.

Bella Vermaelon and her best friend Patty are two fun-loving country girls bonded in a sisterhood no blood tie could ever beat.

Now they are coming to the end of a road trip which has taken them from their family farms in the rugged Victorian high country to the red dust of the Queensland outback. For almost a year they have mustered on cattle stations, cooked for weary stockmen, played hard at rodeos and outback parties, and danced through life like a pair of wild tumbleweeds.

And with the arrival of Patty's brother Will and Bella's cousin Macca, it seems love is on the horizon too ...

Then a devastating tragedy strikes, and Bella's world is changed for ever.

So she runs - from the only life she has ever known. But can she really turn her back on the man she loves? Or on the land that runs deep in her blood?

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

At it’s heart, Bella’s Run is a contemporary romance but it is also a wonderful story set against the rugged Victorian highlands. Osborn captures the spirit of the people who call the land ‘home’ with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

A first novel from Margareta Osborn, Bellas Run follows Isabella Vermaelon, or Hells Bells as shes known to her friends and family in Gippsland. Beginning with the road trip she and best mate Patty ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Margareta Osborn is a fifth-generation farmer in East Gippsland, who has lived and worked all her life on farms and stations from Gippsland, Victoria to outback Queensland. She is a past winner of the prestigious Victorian Rural Woman's Leadership Bursary, has a degree in Conservation and Land Management with years of experience in Landcare and agricultural extension.

Publishing many stories and articles in newspapers and rural journals, she has a regular page in the popular country living magazine Gippsland Country Life. Bella's Run is her first novel. She is also the author of Hope's Road, which publishes in March 2013 and A Bush Christmas, a bestselling e-novella released in December 2012.

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