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Australian Outback Romance, written in a family friendly style, suitable for all ages. When Rashida, an Afghani refugee, takes a job as governess on a Queensland cattle station, intrigue, danger, laughter and love await! Rashida fled the massacre, hand in hand with her brother. “Inshallah!” - the last word from her parents’ lips. Mindful of their father’s command to get to Australia, they enter the dangerous world of the people smugglers. Rashida halted momentarily before descending the steps of the aeroplane. “Another border to cross, Inshallah, the final one”, she thought, but there were more - culture, language and most importantly that of a heart walled within the emotional toughness of a man of the Australian Outback. Loneliness & heartache shadow Steven West. He buries his emotions in the rough lifestyle of an Australian stockman. Courteous and thoughtful, he is a typical outback man “comfortable in his own skin”. His young sons grieving for their mother are a handful for any governess. Waiting for the passengers to disembark, Steven thoughts are on the new governess, “Hope this one stays – refugee, she’s had a tough time.” The vulnerable beauty of a woman pausing at the top of the steps caused a sudden quickening of his pulse - which he immediately stilled, hauling emotion in behind the shield that closed the border to his heart. Background Of Afghan heritage I recall Afghanistan before the Taliban. The Afghani characters are real people I knew. Rashida’s grandparents reflect the nature of my relatives. Rashida, Rafi & I have them to thank for liberal education and life. Cover photo - a cousin, a true Afghan beauty. As a governess in Outback Queensland, Rashida’s initial experiences of the plants and wildlife echo my own. The welcoming, altruist, tolerant, open nature of the Australian Outback people and the courteous, thoughtful nature of the Australian bushman are fundamentals of the culture as I and Rashida experienced it. null


About the Author

Kylie Reynolds
mulgamarg Australia

Kylie was a bush kid from the far outback of Australia. She loved riding her bicycle on the long distance camping trips - that took us to the next job.. She loved writing stories she could share with other children. Kylie did her schooling by distance education. On our trips (bikes being our only transport ) she did her lessons sitting under any convenient shady shrub . Several times during the long summer school holidays we camped in a city. Here Kylie would get a newspaper delivery round. Kylie wrote “A Bunch of Battlers” based on her experiences in the bush and in the city, “Trekking To The Sunset”, “Rascal” and “Flashing Pedals” are fiction based things that she did.. When Kylie developed a fatal illness she showed great courage, that carried us both through. Kylie asked that I get her stories published so other children could enjoy them. On her website Kylie wrote of “my musings on life, God, poems, ponderings, & thinkings..” Kylie's Mum.

Publish Date  December 11, 2013

Dimensions  Pocket  220 pgs   Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Romance

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