From bestselling author Tricia Stringer comes a compelling historical saga, which stands alone as a dramatic adventure but also features characters from the beloved Flinders Ranges series; Heart of the Country and Dust on the Horizon.
In 1895 the Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape, which the Baker family has farmed over three generations. They have married and watched babies become children at the property at Wildu Creek, but are now fighting a drought that is taking over the land as well as matters of the heart.
While Joseph Baker is struggling with hostility from locals due to his choice of wife his son William is heartbroken at rejection from the woman he loves. The unforgiving environment of the Flinders Ranges is proving to be just as unforgiving as the local community.
Meanwhile, a ruthless enemy will stop at nothing to take from William what he considers to be his. In the quest for the valuable Jewel in the North, it's every man for himself as you never know who you can trust.
With the First World War looming on the horizon two men struggle to survive both the elements and each other on a quest " but only one will have the courage to stand strong.
A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize, Jewel In The North is a deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Flinders Ranges series.
Award-winning South Australian author Tricia Stringer has won the hearts of many with her warm, engaging stories of life and people in rural Australia. She has published eight bestselling books, including the historical Heart of the Country (2015) and its highly successful follow-up Dust on the Horizon (2016), as well as the rural romance Queen of the Road (2012) for which she earned the 2013 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY award. Lauded as the voice of Australian storytelling, Stringer has travelled extensively through Australia's vast and changing landscapes. Her passion for the places and the people she encountered compelled her to write stories reflecting our country's uniqueness. She lives in South Australia's Copper Coast region and is delighted her portrayal of rural Australia, both past and present, is enjoyed by many.
Jewel in the North
Author: Tricia Stringer