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Bendigo 1890Ard O’Rourke is Linley Seymour’s perfect man They’ve known each other since they were children and she has never wanted anyone else But when she discovers Ard has fathered a child with another woman her dreams turn to dustThen fate takes a hand Linley and her Aunt Cee Cee run a women’s. This is one of those stories that once you pick it up you will not want to put it down it is so good MS Fraser has transported me back to 1890 Australia around the great Murray River and life as it was back then She has taken on an issue that still today is happening although much better than back in the nineteen century and nailed it done it so well I loved the setting the characters the storyArd O Rourke is a strong man a worker a family man times are tough and the woman he has grown up with is who he wants but he needs to be able to provide for her first and with no work around he leaves Bendigo but not before he makes a mistake that will come back to cause problems in a few months time but he never forgets the beautiful strong redhead Linley SeymourLinley has been brought up by her aunt Cee Cee and they work saving woman from dangerous situations with the help of Cee Cee s close friend James so when a friend of Linley s Mary asks for help from her cruel husband and asks that Linley be her baby s guardian and this baby is the son of Ard the only man that Linley wants this brings danger to Linley and Cee Cee but these woman are strong they are surviversI loved this story it is beautiful caring and emotional what these people went through with such a vile wicked man for greed was painful at times but my god the strength that these woman especially showed had me cheering them on and the men that do help in a world that was slowly changing I loved them real hero material As for Linley can she ever forgive Ard for the mistake he made and forge together a future with baby Toby and still caring for the women that needed so much help I highly recommend this story thank you MS Fraser for one that will be on the keeper shelf and stay with me for a long time

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Where the Murray River Runs

Nd the child are in danger his own child at that he cannot stop himself speeding to their aidWill he prevail Can Linley find it in her heart to forgive him Or will their love come to nothing at the hands of a violent manA compulsively readable historical adventure set on the banks of the mighty Murray Rive. Ard O Rourke and Linley Seymour were meant to be together Or so Linley thought until she found out he fathered a child with another womanLinley and her aunt CeeCee run a women s refuge where they take in battered women and their children But Linley unexpectedly finds herself the guardian of a child Ard s child whose mother died in childbirthHowever Linley CeeCee and the child are not safe a man hellbent on taking his child back leaves a trail of destruction as he searches for the women So Ard sets out to right his wrongs and keep them all safeHoly moly this book was amazing It took a bit for me to get into it but once I did I could barely put it down It is a very true representation of Victoria in the 1890s and as I read I could truly see what the setting looked like even what the characters looked like I felt like I had been transported into the 1890sAll of the characters are extremely well written I don t have a sense of smell and never have yet I found myself able to smell what Gareth Wilkin smelled like It was not pleasant But the descriptive detail of each character allowed me to see and smell exactly what they were like It really allowed me to build a connection with each of the charactersUsually when a book doesn t have what I call a complete ending I get a bit frustrated But this book finished exactly where it should have Even though I was hanging out for a bit Did an unwell character fully recover Are any new children brought into the world the ending still felt perfectly right I love that we are left with a bit of wonder about what happened nextI m looking forward to reading of Darry s books

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Refuge and Linley finds herself unexpectedly and painfully the guardian of Ard’s baby a child that needs her protection from the greed filled schemes of a violent manArd knows he has no hope with Linley and decides to follow his own path one that brings him close to redemption But when he learns Linley a. Thank you Beauty and Lace book club and Harleuin books for the opportunity to read and review Where the Murray River Runs by Darry FraserAustralian historical romance is a genre that I have only become aware of in the last 2 years through Beauty and Lace book club and their introducing me to a number of wonderful Australian women authors Darry Fraser now joins the group of new authors that I have been exposed to and thoroughly enjoyThe book is set in the 1890 s in Bendigo and Echuca with the main characters being Linley Seymour and her perfect soulmate Ard O Rouke Linley and Ard have known each other since childhood and Linley has always assumed and hoped they would end up together Ard wants to be with Linley too but not until he has made something of himself and can support a wife and so he makes the decision to go to Renmark to where his parents live to try to make some moneyLinley is shattered by his decision and even shattered when a local girl Mary dies leaving her guardian to her new born babe fathered by Ard O RoukeLinley is furious with Ard although she is not sure if he knows about the babe However she is determined to honour her commitment to Mary to protect the baby particularly from Gareth Wilkin the man who married Mary despite her being pregnant in order to get his hands on her inheritanceGareth has assumed that as her husband Mary s property automatically became his property but times are a changing the suffragette movement is gaining ground women in Adelaide have been given the right to vote and property laws have changed Prior to her death Mary made a will giving guardianship of the babe to come to Linley and leaving her money in trust for the baby s supportGareth is furious and as a man given to violence prepared to take any steps to regain the child and and the inheritance that in his twisted mind he sees as hisMeanwhile Linley becomes involved in the work of her aunt CeeCee and her aunt s partner James Anderson providing support to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and helping them to restart their lives While at the same time dealing with her emotions about raising Ard s child to another womanWith Linley and the baby in danger Ard races to protect them and as all the characters congregate in the river town of Echuca the book races towards its violent and murderous climaxAlthough it took me a little while to get into the book surprisingly one of the difficulties I had was that with my poor eyesight I kept reading Ard as And which I found very confusing once I did I was enthralled and couldn t put it downFraser develops her characters well I don t think anyone could read this book and come aware with a shred of compassion for Gareth Wilkins one of the most loathsome characters I have come across in a book She also deals well with the changing s of late Victorian society in Australia and the changing place of womenThis is the first book of this genre that I have read that has tackled the subject of domestic violence in the period so openly and the difficulties that women faced at a time when the courts were most likely to return battered women and children to the men who perpetrated the injuriesI loved the fact that in amongst the reality of the violence there were moments of almost comedy the cauliflower in the pram being a highlightI would highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading of Darry Fraser s work


10 thoughts on “Where the Murray River Runs

  1. says:

    This book was a must for me after recently having a family holiday in Echuca and Bendigo after it being on my bucket list for many many years I was looking forward to this book to be transported back there and yes the setting is beautiful and atmospheric and I could see it in my minds’ eye but unfortunately the story didn’t captivate me as I had hoped I enjoyed the storyline but had to push through the dialogue lo

  2. says:

    I'm really enjoying this series about Paddlesteamers on The Murray River and look forward to the next one

  3. says:

    This is one of those stories that once you pick it up you will not want to put it down it is so good MS Fraser has transported me back to 1890 Australia around the great Murray River and life as it was back then She has taken on an issue that still today is happening although much better than back in the nineteen century and nailed it done it so well I loved the setting the characters the storyArd O’Rourke i

  4. says:

    This is the first book by Darry Fraser that I have read and I really enjoyed it Set in 1890 it is a fine example

  5. says:

    I liked the premise of the story and the Victorian setting of Bendigo and Echuca but the novel just wasn’t as engaging as I’d hoped

  6. says:

    Thank you Beauty and Lace book club and Harleuin books for the opportunity to read and review Where the Murray River Runs by Darry FraserAustralian historical romance is a genre that I have only become aware of in the last 2 years through Beaut

  7. says:

    Book blurbA nineteenth century story of greed honour and an overwhelming loveBendigo 1890 Ard O’Rourke is Linley Seymour’s perfect man They’ve known each other since they were children and she has never wanted anyone else But when she discovers Ard has fathered a child with another woman her dreams turn to dust Then

  8. says:

    Summary Where the Murray River Runs by Darry Fraser is a historical novel set in rural Australia in the 1890sLinley Seymour and Ard O'Rourke have been best friends since they were children and have developed strong feelings for each other Linley is disappointed when Ard moves away to make something of himself e

  9. says:

    Ard O'Rourke and Linley Seymour were meant to be together Or so Linley thought until she found out he fathered a child with another womanLinley and her aunt CeeCee run a women's refuge where they take in battered women and their child

  10. says:

    This was really goodSet in the Victorian rural towns of Bendigo and Echuca which are both situated along the Murray River hence the title of the book Linley Seymour finds herself guardian to an old friend's son after her death in childbirth Only thing is the father is Ard O'Rourke Linley's long time friend and object of her affectionsLinley lives with her aunt CeeCee who is a major badass woman She devotes her life to taking in victims o

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