The Grazier's Wife

The Grazier's Wife

Barbara Hannay

The Grazier's Wife by Barbara Hannay

Reviewed by Helen

This one is fabulous it has everything in it that will tick the right boxes for a book that you will not want to put down once you start reading it. Bringing us the emotional and moving story set across three generations of Male Drummonds and three very different heroines and the journeys that they went through with their heroes.

Stella is a nurse working in Singapore in 1946 during the war with danger and excitement but her journey is an emotional roller coaster meeting the love of her life Tom but war time is not so good to her and Tom but she is strong and has made compromises after her return home to Queensland and takes on the role of Graziers wife to Marcus Drummond at the big cattle property Ruthven Downs. Secrets are kept and then threaten to change the lives of many but Tom is never forgotten.

Jackie meets her hero Hugh Drummond in such a fairytale way and love blossoms and now it is Jackie's turn to take on the role of graziers wife after Stella. Jackie loves her life with her loving husband her beautiful children but when a significant birthday is coming up for Hugh, and Jackie organizes a party there is a discovery that could very well change a lot of the Drummond lives.

Alice moves to the small town of Burralea to start her own furniture restoring business she has issues from her past and is happy being single. But when she discovers important old paperwork in furniture that she is restoring for The Drummonds and returns to them she meets Seth Drummond and this really sets of a spark for her could this be the changing of her life and many others? Seth feels this spark as well could he have found his mate after his troubles?

Truly this is a story not to be missed MS Hannay knows how to write a magical story that will grab you from page one a take you on an emotional moving journey with beautiful settings and fabulous people to get to know. You will need tissues for tears and you will be smiling as well the characters are so strong and alive as we journey from Singapore 1946 to Queensland's far north and see what happens to three amazing woman and the loves of their lives, thank you for hours of reading pleasure and a journey that had me smiling.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

   Expected publication: August 1st 2016 by Penguin Books Australia