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It is the year 1871 and young Englishwoman, Joanna Drury sets sail for Australia, drawn by something that haunted her mother's life and will not let her rest until she finds out what it is.
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Falling in love was not part of her plan, and when it happens, happiness is short lived. Joanna must find out about what happened when her grandparents, missionaries, spent some time in the outback with the Aboriginal people before she can put her mother's ghost to rest and lead her own life.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   funny heat-delusions Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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