September Moon Author:Candice Proctor In this, her third novel, the multitalented author of Night in Eden returns to the glorious setting of nineteenth-century Australia, to the ancient, primal vistas of the outback, to a land as untamed as a man's soul. . . . — Patrick O'Reilly loves life in the wilderness. All he needs is his land, his work, and the company of the childr... more »en he adores. The last thing he wants is the prim and proper Englishwoman who arrives to care for his unruly children. Amanda Davenport seems unprepared for the harshness of the place O'Reilly calls home, and yet he finds himself inexplicably drawn to this proud woman and the fire he knows exists beneath her refined exterior.
Accepting a job as governess is the only way Amanda can earn passage back to her beloved England and away from this land that she hates--rugged, uncivilized, intoxicating, like Patrick O'Reilly himself. Despite her fears, Amanda gradually awakens to the shimmering heat of this wild primitive land, to the children she can't help but love, and to this magnificent man whose raw sensuality dares to expose her own undeniable passion. . . .« less
Amanda Davenport is an impoverished companion to an elderly lady living in Australia. When the lady dies, Amanda is desperate to get back to England. In need of money, so she takes a position of Governess to three children living with their father in the Outback.
Patrick O'Reilly loves the wilderness of the Outback. He's not happy that his sister has sent yet another English Governess to care for his children. He finds Amanda so rigid and unbendable, he's not sure she is what the children need. But as Patrick gets to know Amanda, he finds there is a woman ready to break out of her shell. And Patrick wants to be the man to help her.
This was a very satisfying historical romance set in Australia. Candice Proctor gives us lots of descriptions of the country and its people. You feel like you're there. Her characters are very well-drawn and easy to root for. My rating: 4 Stars.