The Road to Ironbark by Kaye Dobbie
A daring hold-up. Passion. Revenge. A mystery that will echo through the centuries. A compelling romantic adventure, perfect for readers who love Darry Fraser.
1874, The Victorian Goldfields
In the town of Ironbark, Aurora Scott faces ruin as the railways supplant the Cobb & Co coach line, the lifeline of her hotel. Aurora is no stranger to adversity; the formidable publican has pulled herself from a murky past to build a respectable life in Ironbark. But when bushrangers storm the hotel, taking hostages as leverage for the Starburst Mine's payroll, Aurora has more trouble on her hands than she can handle.
This is no random act, but a complex scheme of revenge. The gang turn on each other. Shots ring out. And when the dust settles, the money has vanished, and so has Aurora Scott...
After 150 years, the mystery of the missing payroll has passed into folklore. And when journalist Melody Lawson helps her brother prepare for the town's annual Gold Hunt Weekend, she is just as drawn into the past as the tourists. But with a surprise inheritance her own family history becomes a puzzle, bound up with the fabled payroll - and as Melody follows the clues, danger mounts...
Praise for Kaye Dobbie
'Kaye Dobbie has written a spellbinding tale of intrigue and mystery in ... which she deftly weaves two very different time periods into one unforgettable story.' - Beauty and Lace 'A rich and vibrant picture of rural Australia and a bygone time.' - The Daily Telegraph
As well as writing for US publishers under the name Sara Bennett, over the years award-winning author Kaye Dobbie has also written for Mills & Boon/Harlequin as Deborah Miles, and as Lilly Sommers she has written five Australian historical novels. Many of her books have been published in languages including German. Kaye currently juggles her writing with sharing an old house and big garden with her husband and far too many animals.
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