Last Monday I caught up with this lovely, talented author at the Gosnells Knowledge Centre in Perth. I have followed Fleur’s writing career since 2009, where she’s gone from a humble ‘Friday Pitch’ to a best-selling Rural Romance author. Having escaped from her busy farm life, her meeting with readers was well received. Fleur’s drive and determination shone through the inspiring talk she gave about her love of writing, farming life and what it’s like to chase dreams.
Following the success of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads and Silver Clouds, Fleur has just released Crimson Dawn.
About Crimson Dawn:
This inspirational novel celebrates strength in the face of adversity as well as the enriching power of love.
Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm… But will her fierce self reliance close her off to the possibility of love?
Since inheriting Nambina, the property that’s been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focus on farming she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property – from fencing and mustering to handling the financial side of the business.
But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She’s also grappling with the hostility of her nearest neighbour and former best friend, Meghan Hunter. The fact that Laura’s ex-boyfriend Josh is Meghan’s brother only makes things worse.
When a solicitor contacts Laura saying his clients may have a claim over Nambina, her entire world is turned upside down, and she has to call on all her determination to hold on to the property she’s worked so hard to build. In the process she realises she must reach out to friends and loved ones or risk losing everything.
Books by this Author:
Red Dust – Published: May 2009
After the tragic death of her husband in a light-plane accident, Gemma Sinclair is left with the daunting task of managing the vast outback station he’s bequeathed her. But she remains haunted by Adam’s dying words, not to mention persistent whispers that Adam’s death was not an accident.
Blue Skies – Published: April 2010
An inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes.
Purple Roads – Published: April 2012
When Anna and Matt finally buy their dream farm, their struggles aren’t quite over. First it’s patchy rain and poor crops, then Matt has an accident … and even when the heavens finally open all might yet be lost.
Silver Clouds – Published: April 2013
An enthralling rural saga about a young woman who must come to term with past mistakes and a major tragedy in order to find peace, happiness and love.
Fleur McDonald lives on a farm near Esperance in Western Australia, where she’s closely involved in the daily management of the 8000-acre station.
Special thanks to Fleur for a relaxed, inspired afternoon and another fabulous read.