When Alice returns to her beloved Redstone Station, after many years away at School and Ag College she discovers the station she has always loved has suffered somewhat over the years.
Her beloved Grandparents are not as young as they once were and the station has been seen better days.
And so the scene is set for a great yarn that paints an enormous picture of life in the Australian outback, small country towns, the people who live in them, along with the hard work and grit that helps make up the spirit of Australian life in the bush.
Alice is keen to introduce some of the modern farming methods learned in her years away but is finding it very difficult to wean her grandfather away from the more traditional styles of agriculture but a visit from the Bank Manager shows Alice things on the property are far worse than she had thought.
Facing the daunting task of trying to bring the station back to a paying concern Alice and her ‘Pa hire local Bad Boy and stockman Jeremy O’Donnel; handsome, noted for his wild drinking sprees, rodeo riding, and love of a great party, but along with the wild boy image comes an intrinsic understanding of the land.
As the time goes on, Alice and Jeremy become a formidable team setting the station to rights with a great deal of hard work and sweat.
Both have to face personal and public challenges and learn to overcome adversity before they can find their hearts desire in the wide open spaces of Redstone Station.
Creed has drawn on her own experiences of life in country Australia to add that additional touch of authentic to the characters as well as the being able to add the little extra touches to the background that can only be added because “you have been there, done that”.
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin|