Friday, 1 December 2017

Where the Murray River Runs

Where the Murray River Runs

Darry Fraser

Where the Murray River Runs by Darry Fraser

Reviewed by Helen

This is one of those stories that once you pick it up you will not want to put it down, it is so good, MS Fraser has transported me back to 1890 Australia around the great Murray River and life as it was back then. She has taken on an issue that still today is happening although much better than back in the nineteen century and nailed it done it so well, I loved the setting the characters the story.

Ard O’Rourke is a strong man a worker, a family man times are tough and the woman he has grown up with is who he wants but he needs to be able to provide for her first and with no work around he leaves Bendigo but not before he makes a mistake that will come back to cause problems in a few months’ time but he never forgets the beautiful strong redhead Linley Seymour.

Linley has been brought up by her aunt Cee Cee and they work saving woman from dangerous situations with the help of Cee Cee’s close friend James, so when a friend of Linley’s Mary asks for help from her cruel husband and asks that Linley be her baby’s guardian and this baby is the son of Ard the only man that Linley wants, this brings danger to Linley and Cee Cee, but these woman are strong, they are survivers.

I loved this story it is beautiful, caring and emotional, what these people went through with such a vile wicked man for greed was painful at times but my god the strength that these woman especially showed had me cheering them on and the men that do help in a world that was slowly changing I loved them real hero material. As for Linley can she ever forgive Ard for the mistake he made and forge together a future with baby Toby and still caring for the women that needed so much help. I highly recommend this story thank you MS Fraser for one that will be on the keeper shelf and stay with me for a long time.

5/5 stars fro a fabulous story

Published November 20th 2017 by HarperCollinsPublishers AU