I love this book; of all of McCullough's books I've read, this is my favorite. Missy Wright is a drab, poor member of an extended family of very tall, blond Hurlingfords, who own most of the little Australian town of Byron. She lives with her mother and one of her aunts on the outskirts of town. She has brown hair and her family always dresses her in that color, a reflection of her colorless life. Then, a stranger moves to town and a mysterious relation who works in the local lending library who inspire Missy to try and change her life.
I loved this book. It's a quick, short, engaging read. I could really root for Missy! Loved it, I just wish it was longer. I think this book is less than 200 pages.
With little option, less resources, a young woman decides to kick convention and bravely seeks out the love she knows she deserves,- sometimes you have to go after what you want in this life -
this is a real "feel good" book, a short novel that will cheer you up in a hurry!
I wasn't sure at first but really ended up loving this story. I cheered for Missy how could you not love her after she put Alicia in her place- perfect book for a rainy day read!