From bestselling author Tricia Stringer, comes this compelling stand-alone historical saga, which can also be read as the final book in the Flinders Ranges series. (Heart of the Country 2014, Dust on the Horizon 2015)
A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize…
Jewel in the North: A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize…
A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness and a quest for the Jewel in the North
1895 The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three generations his family have farmed the land, married and had children at their property at Wildu Creek, but now, struggling with hostility from the local community for his choice of wife, Joseph finds himself fighting to save not just his friends and family but his very existence.
His son William has his own battles to fight: not only the drought that takes over the land but his own despair, as he faces rejection from the woman he loves. Meanwhile, a ruthless enemy will stop at nothing to take from William what he considers to be his. Could the vicious and cunning Charles Wiltshire be his nemesis? Or does another man, in a quest for the Jewel of the North, hold the key to his destruction?
As the First World War looms on the horizon, two men struggle to survive both the elements and each other on a quest to find that they hold dear – but only one will have the courage to stand strong.
The deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Flinders Ranges series.
Jewel of the North
A very true to life read, enjoyed the local setting and the plot. I did note a proof reading mistake referring to William as Mr Wiltshire on two occasions during the berthing by Mrs Ward