The Callahans of Stringybark Creek - Book 3 When Hadley Callahan returns to Stringybark Creek without her husband, Mitch Samuals, she plans to tell her parents one major piece of news while determinedly hiding another even more explosive secret. For Oliver Dawson, the Callahans' neighbour, Hadley's celebrity wedding two years ago had killed any hopes he'd nurtured that one day they might end up together. With Mitch putting pressure on Hadley and the secret she's keeping causing her great anguish, Hadley's developing feelings for Ollie take her by surprise. But with her life thrown into so much chaos at the moment, what future could they possibly have together? Return to Stringybark Creek concludes the Callahan family trilogy with a delightfully irresistible story of loyalty, hope and the importance of staying true to yourself.
'Karly Lane has a wonderful way of creating a sense of place - these are books I know I can fall into and be transported.' - Noveltea Corner on Return to Stringybark Creek Farmer Georgie Henderson manages a cattle property in the New England region of New South Wales, but her dream has always been to buy back her family farm, Tamban. When an unlikely meeting with Michael Delacourt at a rowdy B&S Ball sends them on a whirlwind romance, Georgie can't believe it's possible for life to be this good. For the first time ever, her dream of buying back Tamban takes a backseat to her happiness. But her world shatters when she discovers the shocking secret Michael has been trying to keep from her. Can Michael convince her they still have a future? And after having her heart so thoroughly broken, can Georgie ever trust anyone again? '. . . embodies Karly Lane's passionate rural voice, reminding us of the value she is to Australian fiction. A must buy for all Aussie readers.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews on The Wrong Callahan
Temporal Perspectives on Crime and Punishment in Australia
Author: Robyn Lincoln
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Crime Over Time features original contributions from some of Australia’s most respected criminologists and historians. The book marries these two disciplines to offer a unique examination of crime and deviance over more than 200 years of Anglo-Australian history. This innovative compilation explores the intriguing ways in which Australian crime has evolved and the pioneering ways criminal justice agencies have dealt with offenders. The topics investigated range from colonial bushranging to terrorist attacks, along with emerging forms of criminal activity, such as cybercrime. The book also highlights the social construction of crime by using case studies, including the way that homosexual activity was policed in earlier times. The collection provides an engaging and thorough examination of the historical factors that have shaped crime and punishment and its contemporary context.
I loved this read! The main characters were so engaging, their back stories poignant and heartbreaking yet not melodramatic, their everyday life relatable with an appeal that connects to the reader - this is a fabulous character driven narrative.' Reading Writing and Riesling on Something Like This It was a straightforward request. Take her gran home to her beloved Scotland. In the space of a few days, Elle had lost her job - her perfectly good job as a check out chick in the local supermarket, her home and had been on the verge of moving back in with her parents where she would be hearing 24/7 exactly how she was wasting her life. Then Gran stepped in and everything changed. It had seemed so simple: a road trip across the country she loved through the fairy tales and stories she'd listened to her whole life; to locate a family castle; meet some long lost cousins; oh, and work out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life by the time she got home. Not a problem. That is unless the family castle is some ruin that has been pretty much lost in time. The family Elle had never met seemed to be hiding some deep, dark secret; her over-achieving parents were breathing down her neck; and she still had absolutely no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Take Me Home is a journey of discovery. A romp through the beautiful Scotland highlands on a trip of lifetime and a lesson in life, love and finding your true destiny.
The characters leap off the page and into your imagination, the settings are vivid, the narrative is fast moving and dramatic, the resolution satisfying.' Reading, Writing and Riesling on Fool Me Once Jason Weaver just wants to be left alone. It was a tough transition from his army days to civilian life, and he's looking forward to settling into a solitary life. Tilly Hollis is working two jobs to save for her dream career: running an equine therapy program. Tilly loves her horses more than anything, and after losing her husband and business partner just a few years earlier, she's determined to make it work on her own. When Jason walks into the cafe where Tilly works, they're immediately drawn to one another. But can they overcome their pasts to find a future together? 'A story of love, loss, endurance and determination . . . Lane's passion for helping her readers to better understand the everyday predicaments faced by our rural community is very clear. It definitely kept me fully engaged in this story.' Mrs B's Book Reviews on Fool Me Once
More than any other story in Australian history, the Kelly Outbreak is strongly associated with places: the bush of North-Eastern Victoria, Glenrowan (the small hamlet made famous by the Last Stand), the Woolshed (the home of the Byrnes and Sherrits) and, above all, Greta West, the home of the Kellys. There are also the pubs where gang members drank, the courthouses where they faced the judge, the gaols where they served time and the drop at Old Melbourne Gaol where Ned Kelly was executed. Many of the places associated with the Kelly story are still with us today, tangible reminders of a story that resonates strongly with many Australians.This book looks at the Kellys and their history through images of the places associated with the outbreak of bushranging - from busy to country towns, from squatters' mansions to ruined homesteads, from the gaols to the cemeteries. In doing so, it brings a new perspective to the Kelly story.
This book looks at the most notorious of Australia's bushrangers - men who were fugitives from the Law, who robbed, stole stock and sometimes killed. From this lawless period of our past when most men went armed, the names of Frank Gardiner, bold Ben Hall, Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlight and Ned Kelly are well remembered.