Jillaroo /

Treasure, Rachael.

Jillaroo / River run deep Rachael Treasure. - Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2008. - 470 pages ; 20 cm.

Also published as: River run deep First published : Penguin Books Australia, 2002. Followed by: The farmer's wife.

Also published under the title: River run deep. -Talented Tasmanian writer, Rachael Treasure, has set her debut novel, Jillaroo in rural Australia. It is a funny, sexy, romantic and ultimately moving drama about a young woman named Rebecca, who makes her own way in the world after a terrible argument with her father. A family tragedy leads to redemption.

After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, Rebecca throws her kit into the back of her ute and heads north with her sheepdogs. A job as a trainee farmhand takes her into the rowdy world of country dances, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome, but very drunken party animal, Charlie Lewis. Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains to fight for the land and the river that runs through her soul? It's only when tragedy shatters her world that Rebecca finds a strength and courage she never knew she had.--Cover.


Man-woman relationships--Australia--Victoria--Fiction.
Family farms--Australia--Victoria--Fiction.

Australia--Social life and customs--Fiction.

Domestic fiction.
Australian fiction.


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