Release day: The Homestead Girls
Today is the official release of The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur (paperback, Penguin). Here’s the blurb:
In The Homestead Girls we meet five remarkable and independent women living on a drought-stricken sheep property. Dr Billy Green and Daphne Prince work for the Flying Doctor Service; Soretta Byrnes runs the station; eccentric eighty-year-old Lorna Lamerton who nursed the outback for fifty years. and teenager Mia who watches, learns and is embracing life away from the city.
The unlikely housemates are tentative about each other at first, but soon they are offering each other frank advice and staunch support as they tackle medical emergencies, romantic adventures and the challenges of growing up and getting older. But when one of their lives is threatened, the strong friendship they have forged will face the ultimate test…
Fiona dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I travelled to Broken Hill to research The Homestead Girls, which focuses on a sheep station in drought, medical emergencies in the outback, and a beautiful but desolate landscape where five women become a family and where ordinary women are doing extraordinary things. I’ve dedicated this novel to the Royal Flying Doctor Service—their incredible flight nurses, flying doctors and outreach clinic care providers; the control room coordinators, the mechanics and the pilots who get them there safely; all those who raise funds to help support this incredible service.
You can find out more about this book at Fiona’s website.