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1890s River Murray Northern VictoriaGeorgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry’s in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray Unlike the rest of the family she isn’t looking forward to the return of prodigal son Dane With good reason Dane MacHenry is furious when on his return he finds his homestead in gr. Darry Fraser s debut book broke new ground for me I think the catchphrase for this and other books set in the same period has become Oztorical a descriptor for a historical novel set in Australia at a time when freight was via the Mighty Murray River and women had yet landed the right to vote though there were some hardy souls trying to blaze that trailSo this book was uite an education Too often I don t think enough about those women who went before me and what my life might have been like in another time and place All these freedoms I take for granted like being able to own or ride a horse if I want work if I want own property and be involved in

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Daughter of the Murray

Ave decline Unaware that his father has been drinking his way through his inheritance he blames Georgina and Georgina decides she has no option but to leave Unfortunately she chooses Dane’s horse to flee on and when Dane learns she has stolen his prized stallion he gives chase From this point their fates become intertwined with that of a businessman with a dark. Have to have a break from Darry for awhile Still enjoyed the book but read too many close together Will definitely read after a break

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Secret Conor Foley who offers Georgina apparent security a marriage with status in the emerging nouveau riche echelons of Melbourne But none of them could imagine the toll the changing political and social landscape would have on homes hearts and families Will Georgina’s path lead her into grave danger and unhappiness or will she survive and fulfil her destiny. A could have been set anywhere romance I was really hoping for than just tasters of Australian scenery and history with few changes this story would work just as well along the Mississippi river It is a fine romance if you like your heroines as fiesty horsewomen who despite their desire for independence have no idea what do with it once they have it The sexual s of the period are pandered to with a perfectly chaste woman giving themselves fully only to their 1TL this book finds a blatant way to do this while letting POV character to marry another There was an Aboriginal person mentioned in the penultimate chapter but in tokenistic fashion they only got


10 thoughts on “Daughter of the Murray

  1. says:

    Georgie Calthorpe had been living with her Uncle Tom Aunt Jemimah and cousin Elspeth at the homestead Jacaranda on the Murray River for the past few years and was terribly unhappy The house had fallen into disrepai

  2. says:

    starsThe title of Australian author Darry Fraser’s novel Daughter of Murray caught my eye – even before it hit bookstores I have a weakness for Australian historical fiction and after reading a couple of novels in the pa

  3. says:

    Darry Fraser's debut book broke new ground for me I think the catchphrase for this and other books set in the same period has become 'Oztorical' a descriptor for a historical novel set in Australia at a time when freight was via the Mighty Murray River and women had yet landed the right to vote though there were some hardy souls trying to blaze that trailSo this book was uite an education Too often I don't think enoug

  4. says:

    Like the Murray River itself the central motif of Daughter of the Murray South Australian author Darry Fraser gives us a tale that flows effort

  5. says:

    A well written story set in an interesting period of Australian history on the mighty Murray RIverGeorgie is a strong feisty woman making her

  6. says:

    Have to have a break from Darry for awhile Still enjoyed the book but read too many close together Will definitely read after a break

  7. says:

    In terms of writing style it is five stars Darry Fraser can certainly string words togetherFor me though I really disliked Georgina She was that combination of ignorance and pride that I really hate Always fighting the world like she knows what's going on while being completely ignorant And in her ignorance she made some really stupid decisionsAnd the whole romance between Georgie and Dane just didn't work Romance books often have people di

  8. says:

    Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser is a really good Australian story of danger and adventure set on a neglected sheep station and homestead named Jacaranda near the banks of the Murray RiverIt's also a romance with than a few surprises in storeThere's a double romance and a double surprise coming near the e

  9. says:

    A could have been set anywhere romance I was really hoping for than just tasters of Australian scenery and history with few changes this story would work just as well along the Mississippi river It is a fine romance if you like your heroines as fiesty horsewomen who despite their desire for independence have no idea what do with it once they have it The sexual s of the period are pandered to with a perfectly chaste woman giving themselves

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this historical read set on the mighty Murray River a place I really want to visit Loved the setting and the characters Only one small very picky observation is that I found the cover did not match the book at all I was expecting a nice descriptive captivating historical read but found instead of one of those romances that at firs

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