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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander

This was a beautifully written and detailed novel about Australian country life, family troubles, and the horrors of the First World War.  I found it a bit grim, but it certainly deals with grim subjects, and life in the country here is harsh.

When Madeleine has to organise an art exhibition of her grandfather's work, she travels to the family home in the country, where she looks into the dark past of three brothers who ran away to war.  The story flits back and forth between Maddy and the story of the brothers who include her sensitive grandfather.  Maddy is looking for healing because of the way in which her father died.  Will she find it when she opens up a can of worms by delving into old family secrets?

I am a big fan of Nicole Alexander, but her books are too full of troubles to take on holiday, so read them at home.

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