Book review: Brumby's Run

Author's passion for land shines through in this wonderful romance.
Author's passion for land shines through in this wonderful romance. Contributed

BOOK: Brumby's Run
AUTHOR:  Jennifer Scoullar
PUBLISHER: Penguin Aust
RRP: $29.95

AUTHOR Jennifer Scoullar's passion for the land shines through in this wonderful romance set high in the Victorian Alps.

In Brumby's Run, she also has a strong sense of place, recreating the sweet scent of grass as the horses gallop across the gully, their roan, black and white coats merging to create a moving patchwork.

Brumby's Run tells the story of Samantha Carmichael who's thrown a curve ball when she discovers she's not only adopted but has a twin sister Charlie who is critically ill and in hospital.

Once Samantha arrives at the homestead of Brumby's Run she reluctantly agrees to help run the cattle property until her sister gets back on her feet.

Brumby's Run is hard work for a city girl and when rugged stockman Drew Chandler offers to help sparks fly in all directions.

What starts out as a neighbourly gesture soon turns to romance. Problem is, Drew and Charlie are romantically involved.

The title Brumby's Run is based on the author's favourite Banjo Paterson poem.

It's an enjoyable novel and is highly recommended.

It weaves wonderful romance with the theme of searching for who you are, the dangers of family secrets and our relationship with the environment and animals.

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