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Refuge and Linley finds herself unexpectedly and painfully the guardian of Ard’s baby a child that needs her protection from the greed filled schemes of a violent manArd knows he has no hope with Linley and decides to follow his own path one that brings him close to redemption But when he learns Linley a Thank you Beauty and Lace book club and Harleuin books for the opportunity to read and review Where the Murray River Runs by Darry FraserAustralian historical romance is a genre that I have only become aware of in the last 2 years through Beauty and Lace book club and their introducing me to a number of wonderful Australian women authors Darry Fraser now joins the group of new authors that I have been exposed to and thoroughly enjoyThe book is set in the 1890 s in Bendigo and Echuca with the main characters being Linley Seymour and her perfect soulmate Ard O Rouke Linley and Ard have known each other since childhood and Linley has always assumed and hoped they would end up together Ard wants to be with Linley too but not until he has made something of himself and can support a wife and so he makes the decision to go to Renmark to where his parents live to try to make some moneyLinley is shattered by his decision and even shattered when a local girl Mary dies leaving her guardian to her new born babe fathered by Ard O RoukeLinley is furious with Ard although she is not sure if he knows about the babe However she is determined to honour her commitment to Mary to protect the baby particularly from Gareth Wilkin the man who married Mary despite her being pregnant in order to get his hands on her inheritanceGareth has assumed that as her husband Mary s property automatically became his property but times are a changing the suffragette movement is gaining ground women in Adelaide have been given the right to vote and property laws have changed Prior to her death Mary made a will giving guardianship of the babe to come to Linley and leaving her money in trust for the baby s supportGareth is furious and as a man given to violence prepared to take any steps to regain the child and and the inheritance that in his twisted mind he sees as hisMeanwhile Linley becomes involved in the work of her aunt CeeCee and her aunt s partner James Anderson providing support to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and helping them to restart their lives While at the same time dealing with her emotions about raising Ard s child to another womanWith Linley and the baby in danger Ard races to protect them and as all the characters congregate in the river town of Echuca the book races towards its violent and murderous climaxAlthough it took me a little while to get into the book surprisingly one of the difficulties I had was that with my poor eyesight I kept reading Ard as And which I found very confusing once I did I was enthralled and couldn t put it downFraser develops her characters well I don t think anyone could read this book and come aware with a shred of compassion for Gareth Wilkins one of the most loathsome characters I have come across in a book She also deals well with the changing s of late Victorian society in Australia and the changing place of womenThis is the first book of this genre that I have read that has tackled the subject of domestic violence in the period so openly and the difficulties that women faced at a time when the courts were most likely to return battered women and children to the men who perpetrated the injuriesI loved the fact that in amongst the reality of the violence there were moments of almost comedy the cauliflower in the pram being a highlightI would highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading of Darry Fraser s work

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Bendigo 1890Ard O’Rourke is Linley Seymour’s perfect man They’ve known each other since they were children and she has never wanted anyone else But when she discovers Ard has fathered a child with another woman her dreams turn to dustThen fate takes a hand Linley and her Aunt Cee Cee run a women’s I m really enjoying this series about Paddlesteamers on The Murray River and look forward to the next one

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Nd the child are in danger his own child at that he cannot stop himself speeding to their aidWill he prevail Can Linley find it in her heart to forgive him Or will their love come to nothing at the hands of a violent manA compulsively readable historical adventure set on the banks of the mighty Murray Rive Book blurbA nineteenth century story of greed honour and an overwhelming loveBendigo 1890 Ard O Rourke is Linley Seymour s perfect man They ve known each other since they were children and she has never wanted anyone else But when she discovers Ard has fathered a child with another woman her dreams turn to dust Then fate takes a hand Linley and her Aunt Cee Cee run a women s refuge and Linley finds herself unexpectedly and painfully the guardian of Ard s baby a child that needs her protection from the greed filled schemes of a violent man Ard knows he has no hope with Linley and decides to follow his own path one that brings him close to redemption But when he learns Linley and the child are in danger his own child at that he cannot stop himself speeding to their aidWill he prevail Can Linley find it in her heart to forgive him Or will their love come to nothing at the hands of a violent manA compulsively readable historical adventure set on the banks of the mighty Murray RiverMy thoughtsOnce again with Darry Fraser I was transported back in time and to life on the Murray River in the late 1800s Having recently traced The Mighty Murray River all the way from South Australia and spent time in Echuca I was strolling the streets and the steamer decks as the story progressed The author has created characters that you cannot help but love Ard is a great character regardless of his indiscretion with Linley s friend I longed for him to win over Linley s heartThis book also made me think It tackles the subject of domestic violence in the 1890 s an issue I had only thought about as a modern day scourge I did find myself hoping for a particular character to get what he deserved Darry your creation of this character you know who he is was brilliant I could just about smell his presence when as I turned the pagesI also fell in love with James What else can I say I was actually on each page with all of these characters and I love a book that gets under my skin Thank youI am sad to leave Where the Murray River RunsThis review is also published on


10 thoughts on “Where the Murray River Runs

  1. says:

    This book was a must for me after recently having a family holiday in Echuca and Bendigo after it being on my bucket list for many many years I was looking forward to this book to be transported back there and yes the setting is beautiful and atmospheric and I could see it in my minds’ eye but unfortunately the story didn’t captivate me as I had hoped I enjoyed the storyline but had to push through the di

  2. says:

    I'm really enjoying this series about Paddlesteamers on The Murray River and look forward to the next one

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    This is the first book by Darry Fraser that I have read and I really enjoyed it Set in 1890 it is a fine example of Australian historical fiction Covering several facets poverty suffragettes domestic violence orphans lost love romance with locations in Victoria's goldfields and Echuca Linley lives with her aunt who has looked after her since she was a baby and also provides safe houses for women who are victims of violence much to

  5. says:

    I liked the premise of the story and the Victorian setting of Bendigo and Echuca but the novel just wasn’t as engaging as I’d hoped

  6. says:

    Thank you Beauty and Lace book club and Harleuin books for the opportunity to read and review Where the Murray River Runs by Darry FraserAustralian historical romance is a genre that I have only become aware of in

  7. says:

    Book blurbA nineteenth century story of greed honour and an overwhelming loveBendigo 1890 Ard O’Rourke is Linley Seymour’s perfect man Th

  8. says:

    Summary Where the Murray River Runs by Darry Fraser is a historical novel set in rural Australia in the 1890sLinley Seymour and Ard O'Rourke have been best friends since they were children and have developed strong feelings for each other Li

  9. says:

    Ard O'Rourke and Linley Seymour were meant to be together Or so Linley thought until she found out he fathered a child with another womanLinley and her aunt CeeCee run a women's refuge where they take in battered women and their children But Linley unexpectedly finds herself the guardian of a child Ard's child whose mother died in

  10. says:

    This was really goodSet in the Victorian rural towns of Bendigo and Echuca which are both situated along the Murray River h

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