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If you love Lesley Pearse, you’re sure to fall for Tamara McKinley. A tale of hardship, hidden identities and our shared struggle to survive.

Becky Jackson’s family has been managing the hospital in far-flung Morgan’s Reach for three generations. When Becky’s husband is tragically lost at war, she and her young son Danny must leave the city and return to her birthplace to start over. But for all its charm, Morgan’s Reach is a divided community, where blood is thicker than water and grudges run deep. So when a mysterious stranger appears outside the town and Danny begins to act strangely, it is not only Becky’s newfound stability that’s threatened. And what of the fact that there’s not been a drop of rain in over three years? The risk of wildfire looms large and the hospital is already pushed to breaking point. A single spark could level the area in minutes – burning away everything for which the town has worked so hard; exposing the secrets they’ve fought to keep so close.

Reviews

'Big, sweeping historical drama ... certainly on a par with Lesley Pearse' Bookseller.
Bookseller
'Gripping ... tautly plotted' Time Out.
Time Out
'So well written you can almost feel the hairs on your arm scorching! A truly absorbing and engaging novel' Rosie Goodwin, Sunday Times bestseller.
Sunday Times
'Tamara Mckinley's sweeping saga of life in the Australian outback will delight her ever-growing legion of fans' Dilly Court, Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
Sunday Times
So well written you can almost feel the hairs on your arm scorching! A truly absorbing and engaging novel
Rosie Goodwin, Sunday Times bestseller
Tamara Mckinley's sweeping saga of life in the Australian outback will delight her ever-growing legion of fans
Dilly Court, Sunday Times Bestseller
Gripping ... tautly plotted
Time Out
Big, sweeping historical drama ... certainly on a par with Lesley Pearse
Bookseller