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Australian Destiny (Code of Honor & Power of Pinjarra
Australian Destiny Code of Honor Power of Pinjarra Author:Sandy Dengler CODE OF HONOR: — Turn-of-the century Australia holds one of the world's most magnificent settings for this first book in the new Australian Destiny Series. Responding to an offer of indenture, Samantha Connolly and her sisters have attempted to escape a bleak future in Ireland by emigrating to Queensland. Circling half the globe, she discovers ... more »a land she never anticipated or desired--yet her home is now oceans away!
Their master, sugar planter Cole Sloan, is embroiled in legal tangles and economic woes while trying to keep his plantation afloat. Samantha's middle sister is fortunate to find a beau in the local preacher, and Samantha is drawn to Sloan. But callousness and unethical dealings have sullied the man--or is he a victim of his past and present circumstances?
TWO BOOKS IN ONE....
POWER OF PINJARRA:
The opal-rich area of Southwestern Queensland at the turn-of-the century is the setting for Book Two in the Australian Destiny Series. Fortunes are made--and hopes are dashed--daily, as men and women match wits against the land, plying their trades in the mining towns and cattle stations of the Outback. Only the elusive Aborigines seem to know the secret of survival here.
Against this turbulent backdrop, an unlikely friendship forms. Marty Frobel, the son of a prominent area family, is able to rescue Pearl Fowkes, a preacher's daughter with Aristocratic tastes. As time goes on, Marty must grapple with the sinister Ross Sheldon--a greedy and unscrupulous landowner with grand political aspirations--as well as all the problems that go with running his own cattle station, the Pinjarra. Meanwhile, Pearl leaves home with her sister to start a new life of her own. None of them are quite prepared for the tragedy that is sure to change their values...and their lives!« less