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About the Book
When Emily Oliphant married John Stratten, she thought it was the beginning of an exciting new
adventure, imagining herself standing shoulder - to - shoulder with the most eligible farmer in the
district, mucking in to build a thriving agricultural business. Three years later, however, Emily sees
her marriage for what it is - a loveless tie to a callous man, her advice heeded only when it
pertains to her husband's dinner.
The last straw comes when John threatens to harm her new puppy, and Emily is forced to brave
her husband's wrath, and her mother's glaring disapproval, and move out. With the
encouragement of her new friend Barbara, Emily moves into an abandoned property, taking on
the mammoth task of making the unloved house into a home. As she begins to work on the
property, she discovers a new side of her father, meets some new friends and finds an inner
strength she never knew she had.
Emily's fragile confidence is soon tested, though, when the owners of the property make her a
tempting offer. Will she risk everything and invest in the ramshackle house that has finally given
her a sense of purpose? Or will Emily listen to the views of the community, and the voice of her
mother, and go back to her sensible, but meaningless, life with John?
About the Author
For Fiona McCallum, the saying 'You can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl' is very apt. Fiona spent her childhood years on the family cereal and wool farm outside the small town of Cleve on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. When she married a farmer in her early - twenties, Fiona was driving tractors, mustering sheep, helping out in the shearing sheds and preparing meals for shearers. But when their relationship ended, Fiona moved to inner - Melbourne, then Sydney, where she found herself living an altogether different lifestyle. Having had a love of writing for as long as she can remember, Fiona began to seriously indulge her passion whilst running a business, renovating an old cottage, and supporting a high - flying partner. She finished writing her first manuscript in early 2001. In 2004 Fiona left her Sydney partner and re - established herself in Adelaide in order to have a more balanced lifestyle and focus on her creative writing. In 2010 Fiona signed her first publishing contract after writing four manuscripts and spending nine years being rejected by agents and publishers. Fiona's heart - warming journey of self - discovery stories set in rural South Australia are striking a chord with readers. She is now the author of five Australian bestsellers - Paycheque, Nowhere Else, Wattle Creek, Saving Grace, and Time Will Tell - and living her dream of being a full - time novelist.
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