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River Run ❰Epub❯ ➝ River Run Author Nicole Alexander – Polishdarling.co.uk Taking place over just one week, River Run is an unputdownable rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild LandsIt is January , and after a year away Eleanor Webber has return Taking place over just one week, River Run is an unputdownable rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild LandsIt is January , and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over , sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband Keith staying in the main house as her mother s guests, that dream is quickly dashedMore worryingly, her half brother Robbie is increasingly running wild, playing tricks on his governess, antagonising the jackeroos and obsessing about a communist invasion Though only eleven, Robbie has appointed himself guardian of the property and, in his treehouse by the river, he readies for an imminent attack Armed with a gunThen, with a storm looming and tensions rising in the shearing shed, a mysterious stranger appears on the horizon And in one disastrous moment young Robbie entangles Eleanor in a situation that will have serious repercussions for every member of the Webber family.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over , sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband Keith staying in the main house as her mother s guests, that dream is quickly dashedMore worryingly, her half brother Robbie is increasingly running wild, playing tricks on his governess, antagonising the jackeroos and obsessing about a communist invasion Though only eleven, Robbie has appointed himself guardian of the property and, in his treehouse by the river, he readies for an imminent attack Armed with a gunThen, with a storm looming and tensions rising in the shearing shed, a mysterious stranger appears on the horizon And in one disastrous moment young Robbie entangles Eleanor in a situation that will have serious repercussions for every member of the Webber family."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 387 pages
  • River Run
  • Nicole Alexander
  • English
  • 05 June 2019

About the Author: Nicole Alexander

Nicole Alexander is the author of nine novels The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman and Stone Country The Cedar Tree will be released March Non fiction includes Divertissements Love War Society a collection of poetry And, Dear Mum, an anthologyNicole lives in north west NSW, Australia and when she s not writing or chatting to book lovers you can find her on the family property The Bark Cutters was short listed for a Australian Book Industry Award Both Absolution Creek and Sunset Ridge were chosen for the Books You Can t Put Down Get Reading campaign The Great Plains was chosen in Betterreadings Top Books in both .



10 thoughts on “River Run

  1. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    4 It s great to hear an authentic voice in a story that takes place on an Australian property This is January, 1951, and it s hot Eleanor has returned home from Sydney to mend a broken heart Her uncle, who is now her step father , asks what brings herback to the family farm Eleanor noted the line that briefly furrowed her mother s brow Georgia hated River Run being called a farm, as did she It was farthan thatMy rural experience was 30 years later than this story, but 4 It s great to hear an authentic voice in a story that takes place on an Australian property This is January, 1951, and it s hot Eleanor has returned home from Sydney to mend a broken heart Her uncle, who is now her step father , asks what brings herback to the family farm Eleanor noted the line that briefly furrowed her mother s brow Georgia hated River Run being called a farm, as did she It was farthan thatMy rural experience was 30 years later than this story, but in a similar area, and even then I don t recall people referring to farms They were properties, possibly a farming property if they were mostly cropped A property isor less what Americans would call a ranch And ranchers, or property owners, generally aren t called farmers Not to their face, anyway Except in drought, of course, when we all worry about the nation s farmers and farm families, because we don t really know what else to call them But I digress This was just to point out why I appreciated Nicole Alexander s authentic voiceBeyond the manicured vegetation and the iron roofed outbuildings, an irregular tree line marked where the river flowed through the property And still their land stretched on Into distant paddocks she d never been to Across a country marked by fire and drought, rootless drovers and torrential rain, war made swagmen and blacks on walkabout This was a big landThis is sheep country, it s hot, and shearing is about to take place when Eleanor comes home Her little half brother, Robbie is a tearaway 11 year old, full of beans, mischief and half understood information from the news about Reds Under the Bed He s convinced the Commies are coming, so he s set up a lookout with provisions in a tree along the river, far from home He s suspicious of everyone, jumpy, and armed with his.22 rifle And it s hot Not a healthy combination, and it does have repercussions.There is a fair bit of current affairs with people arguing about Menzies, Korea, unions, prejudice, and politics There s also the politics of the woolshed when shearing starts, and the various levels of power sort themselves out owner, overseer, wool classer, shearers, shed hands, shearer s cook andThe description of shearing activities seems to flow naturally a good introduction for readers unfamiliar with the subject, without being an awkward information dump I did find much of the dialogue about current affairs a bit too explanatory for my taste It s a big household, with a cook, a governess, visitors, and lots of food And it s HOT Ohdid I mention that already You haven t lived until you ve cooked on a wood stove in the Aussie summer heat Alexander captures the atmosphere beautifully And there s language that readers new to Aussie rural life will enjoy I loved reading this great old expression new to me, I admit , used by Rex, the old gardener who s been there for 40 yearsDamn would to GoddersI remember getting on the train with your father, Eleanor, when we enlisted in 16 and the local member standing there Rex lifted his hands as if he grasped the lapels of a coat, tilted his chin Would to God I d be going with you if I could, boys Would to GodWe might have to resurrect that, I think.Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for the preview copy from which I ve quoted I can see how Nicole Alexander has carved out her place in Aussie storytelling

  2. Sharon Sharon says:

    River Run takes place in the early 1950 s Leaving behind a ruined love affair in Sydney, Eleanor Webber returns to her family s property, River Run in Western New South Wales Aussie author Nicole Alexander takes us on a wondrous journey of what life is life on the land and we discover what one family goes through on a daily basis on a shearing property There is so much to say about this magnificent story, but all I d really like to say is how much I truly enjoyed reading this book A beautifu River Run takes place in the early 1950 s Leaving behind a ruined love affair in Sydney, Eleanor Webber returns to her family s property, River Run in Western New South Wales Aussie author Nicole Alexander takes us on a wondrous journey of what life is life on the land and we discover what one family goes through on a daily basis on a shearing property There is so much to say about this magnificent story, but all I d really like to say is how much I truly enjoyed reading this book A beautifully written tale that will leave you wantingWith thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  3. Brenda Brenda says:

    January 1951 and Eleanor Webber s arrival at the railway station after the long journey from Sydney had her struck anew by the intense heat but that was home after all The vast sheep station in country New South Wales had been in her family for generations River Run currently housed her mother and step father, along with her step brother Robbie Her big sister Lesley was living in Sydney at a nunnery her fragile state meant she hadn t been back to River Run in some time The gardener who h January 1951 and Eleanor Webber s arrival at the railway station after the long journey from Sydney had her struck anew by the intense heat but that was home after all The vast sheep station in country New South Wales had been in her family for generations River Run currently housed her mother and step father, along with her step brother Robbie Her big sister Lesley was living in Sydney at a nunnery her fragile state meant she hadn t been back to River Run in some time The gardener who had been at River Run for as long as Eleanor could remember chatted as he drove Eleanor back to the property rickety, hot and dusty nothing had changed but when Rex informed Eleanor that her unexpected arrival would also coincide with guests arriving for the weekend, Margaret and Keith Winslow plus shearing would start the following Monday, Eleanor wondered if she d done the wrong thing in her spur of the moment decision.But it was eleven year old Robbie who would create problems on a monumental scale Bored and continually up to mischief, the arrival of the shearers played into his hands His childish worry of imminent attack on the property had him stocking his treehouse with supplies the rifle his father had given him was always by his side With his faithful cattle dog Bluey a constant companion, Robbie was determined to save River Run from the communist invasion What would happen when Robbie spied a stranger on horseback heading toward the river And what was causing the tensions and hostility both in the big house and the shearers quarters Was Eleanor s presence creating problems or was thereto the situation Danger was looming River Run by Aussie author Nicole Alexander is another riveting and tension filled historical mystery which had me glued to the pages I thoroughly enjoyed this author s last book, Wild Lands and this one definitely hasn t disappointed The characters are well written among others, I enjoyed Eleanor and Robbie was a spoiled brat River Run is extremely readable, and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending With thanks to NetGalley and Random House AU for this digital copy to read in exchange for my honest review

  4. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    The year is 1951 in post war Australia, and Eleanor Webber has been away from her family home on a huge sheep station in Western New South Wales for a year now.She has been living a carefree life sharing a flat in Sydney with two of her best friends, and enjoying a lifestyle which is far removed from the one she was brought up to back home.Eleanor is shattered when her love affair with a handsome Italian lothario comes to a sudden end after she discovers his ultimate betrayal, he has stolen the The year is 1951 in post war Australia, and Eleanor Webber has been away from her family home on a huge sheep station in Western New South Wales for a year now.She has been living a carefree life sharing a flat in Sydney with two of her best friends, and enjoying a lifestyle which is far removed from the one she was brought up to back home.Eleanor is shattered when her love affair with a handsome Italian lothario comes to a sudden end after she discovers his ultimate betrayal, he has stolen the book she wrote and claimed it as his own, having a publisher sign him up as the author.She flees to her family home in the country to find solace and healing for her broken heart, her pain being twofold because she can t share it with her family who wouldn t understand.Eleanor s parents have never condoned her love of writing and so she kept secret from them the fact that she had published articles Also they would be mortified to learn of her relationship with an Italian man, not to mention her bohemian lifestyle in the city.So it is with an aching heart that she returns home for a couple of weeks to recover, though she soon discovers that things back home are not all that they are made out to be either.It appears that the complicated relationship between her mother and step father is also on a rocky slope, her 11 year old half brother is running amok and her eldest sister seems content to spend the rest of her days cloistered in a convent after suffering a breakdown.As the days go by Eleanor s problems are forced into the background as existing family issues escalate and a series of unfortunate events begin to unfold with potentially serious consequences, subjecting the family to an awkward, unwanted scrutiny and threatening the status quo.A family saga that will keep you guessing, this book is packed with unfolding action that doesn t let up until the end.4 s Many thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review

  5. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    See review here for Kindle edition See review here for Kindle edition

  6. Jenn J McLeod Jenn J McLeod says:

    First the cover sucked me in Then the author s name I love Nicole s books Her stories most of them have all been quintessentially Australian in terms of plot and setting and River Run is another beauty I admit some of the characters actions motivations tripped my switch, but evoking reader reactions like that is the sign of great storytelling in my book Texture is the word I think of The tapestry Nicole has woven in River Run has a lot of texture.

  7. Janine Janine says:

    I really wanted to love this but it was a bit of a struggle Great descriptions of life on a sheep station in the 50s.

  8. Kathy Kathy says:

    An amazing Australian author who just keeps delivering fantastic reads, Nicole Alexander is a must read author and time after time you can count on her books being enthralling and rewarding for the reader River Run in set in the early 1950 s on a sheep property in rural NSW and Nicole can take you easily to a time and place where you feel the heat and smell the freshly shorn sheep The characters were identifiable, the backdrop of drought, storms and the moving on after loss and war with lots o An amazing Australian author who just keeps delivering fantastic reads, Nicole Alexander is a must read author and time after time you can count on her books being enthralling and rewarding for the reader River Run in set in the early 1950 s on a sheep property in rural NSW and Nicole can take you easily to a time and place where you feel the heat and smell the freshly shorn sheep The characters were identifiable, the backdrop of drought, storms and the moving on after loss and war with lots of family complications and only set over the period of a week keeps the pages turning until the book is finished They would be a great family to re visit again in the future for sure Highly recommend

  9. Robyn Gibson Robyn Gibson says:

    Eleanor returns home to River Run from Sydney, after a romance gone wrong She s no sooner home when everything that can happen, happens She has an eleven year old brother who thinks he s going to protect River Run from the communists and makes it his business to set up a camp in a tree with a rifle and his gorgeous pup Eleanor s sister has been tucked away in a convent recuperating from a mental breakdown Eleanor s mother remarried her late husband s brother, but that was a mistake Amazing Eleanor returns home to River Run from Sydney, after a romance gone wrong She s no sooner home when everything that can happen, happens She has an eleven year old brother who thinks he s going to protect River Run from the communists and makes it his business to set up a camp in a tree with a rifle and his gorgeous pup Eleanor s sister has been tucked away in a convent recuperating from a mental breakdown Eleanor s mother remarried her late husband s brother, but that was a mistake Amazing descriptions of life on a sheep station during shearing time, plus the dreadfulness of a storm that practically annihilates everything in its path Of course, there s a hero in the picture..he s a perfect hero Love this book

  10. Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Book Blurb You won t be able to put down this rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands River Run is set in January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over 25,000 sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband K Book Blurb You won t be able to put down this rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands River Run is set in January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over 25,000 sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband Keith staying in the main house as her mother s guests, that dream is quickly dashed More worryingly, her half brother Robbie is increasingly running wild, playing tricks on his governess, antagonising the jackeroos and obsessing about a communist invasion Though only eleven, Robbie has appointed himself guardian of the property and, in his tree house by the river, he readies for an imminent attack Armed with a gun Then, with a storm looming and tensions rising in the shearing shed, a mysterious stranger appears on the horizon And in one disastrous moment young Robbie entangles Eleanor in a situation that will have serious repercussions for every member of the Webber family .My thoughts As with every Nicole Alexander book I ve read them all , River Run will be your best friend through to the end Life and chores will not matter until the very last page is read and then some while you continue thinking about how the characters move on and after you ve read the very personal author s note.It is once again a treat to become a part of the rural setting Nicole does this so authentically that you are there for every event that takes place I loved the characters as they each get into trouble and then back out again I especially wanted to give Robbie a good talking to and I found myself wanting to give Eleanor a good push in a certain direction Noto be said on that for now I loved the narrative around the shearing shed and the characters involved there Each of them so unique, as I imagine they would have been on properties like River Run, in those earlier days.Thanks to Nicole Alexander for another great read You are the heart of Australian storytelling

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10 thoughts on “River Run

  1. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    4 It s great to hear an authentic voice in a story that takes place on an Australian property This is January, 1951, and it s hot Eleanor has returned home from Sydney to mend a broken heart Her uncle, who is now her step father , asks what brings herback to the family farm Eleanor noted the line that briefly furrowed her mother s brow Georgia hated River Run being called a farm, as did she It was farthan thatMy rural experience was 30 years later than this story, but 4 It s great to hear an authentic voice in a story that takes place on an Australian property This is January, 1951, and it s hot Eleanor has returned home from Sydney to mend a broken heart Her uncle, who is now her step father , asks what brings herback to the family farm Eleanor noted the line that briefly furrowed her mother s brow Georgia hated River Run being called a farm, as did she It was farthan thatMy rural experience was 30 years later than this story, but in a similar area, and even then I don t recall people referring to farms They were properties, possibly a farming property if they were mostly cropped A property isor less what Americans would call a ranch And ranchers, or property owners, generally aren t called farmers Not to their face, anyway Except in drought, of course, when we all worry about the nation s farmers and farm families, because we don t really know what else to call them But I digress This was just to point out why I appreciated Nicole Alexander s authentic voiceBeyond the manicured vegetation and the iron roofed outbuildings, an irregular tree line marked where the river flowed through the property And still their land stretched on Into distant paddocks she d never been to Across a country marked by fire and drought, rootless drovers and torrential rain, war made swagmen and blacks on walkabout This was a big landThis is sheep country, it s hot, and shearing is about to take place when Eleanor comes home Her little half brother, Robbie is a tearaway 11 year old, full of beans, mischief and half understood information from the news about Reds Under the Bed He s convinced the Commies are coming, so he s set up a lookout with provisions in a tree along the river, far from home He s suspicious of everyone, jumpy, and armed with his.22 rifle And it s hot Not a healthy combination, and it does have repercussions.There is a fair bit of current affairs with people arguing about Menzies, Korea, unions, prejudice, and politics There s also the politics of the woolshed when shearing starts, and the various levels of power sort themselves out owner, overseer, wool classer, shearers, shed hands, shearer s cook andThe description of shearing activities seems to flow naturally a good introduction for readers unfamiliar with the subject, without being an awkward information dump I did find much of the dialogue about current affairs a bit too explanatory for my taste It s a big household, with a cook, a governess, visitors, and lots of food And it s HOT Ohdid I mention that already You haven t lived until you ve cooked on a wood stove in the Aussie summer heat Alexander captures the atmosphere beautifully And there s language that readers new to Aussie rural life will enjoy I loved reading this great old expression new to me, I admit , used by Rex, the old gardener who s been there for 40 yearsDamn would to GoddersI remember getting on the train with your father, Eleanor, when we enlisted in 16 and the local member standing there Rex lifted his hands as if he grasped the lapels of a coat, tilted his chin Would to God I d be going with you if I could, boys Would to GodWe might have to resurrect that, I think.Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for the preview copy from which I ve quoted I can see how Nicole Alexander has carved out her place in Aussie storytelling


  2. Sharon Sharon says:

    River Run takes place in the early 1950 s Leaving behind a ruined love affair in Sydney, Eleanor Webber returns to her family s property, River Run in Western New South Wales Aussie author Nicole Alexander takes us on a wondrous journey of what life is life on the land and we discover what one family goes through on a daily basis on a shearing property There is so much to say about this magnificent story, but all I d really like to say is how much I truly enjoyed reading this book A beautifu River Run takes place in the early 1950 s Leaving behind a ruined love affair in Sydney, Eleanor Webber returns to her family s property, River Run in Western New South Wales Aussie author Nicole Alexander takes us on a wondrous journey of what life is life on the land and we discover what one family goes through on a daily basis on a shearing property There is so much to say about this magnificent story, but all I d really like to say is how much I truly enjoyed reading this book A beautifully written tale that will leave you wantingWith thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  3. Brenda Brenda says:

    January 1951 and Eleanor Webber s arrival at the railway station after the long journey from Sydney had her struck anew by the intense heat but that was home after all The vast sheep station in country New South Wales had been in her family for generations River Run currently housed her mother and step father, along with her step brother Robbie Her big sister Lesley was living in Sydney at a nunnery her fragile state meant she hadn t been back to River Run in some time The gardener who h January 1951 and Eleanor Webber s arrival at the railway station after the long journey from Sydney had her struck anew by the intense heat but that was home after all The vast sheep station in country New South Wales had been in her family for generations River Run currently housed her mother and step father, along with her step brother Robbie Her big sister Lesley was living in Sydney at a nunnery her fragile state meant she hadn t been back to River Run in some time The gardener who had been at River Run for as long as Eleanor could remember chatted as he drove Eleanor back to the property rickety, hot and dusty nothing had changed but when Rex informed Eleanor that her unexpected arrival would also coincide with guests arriving for the weekend, Margaret and Keith Winslow plus shearing would start the following Monday, Eleanor wondered if she d done the wrong thing in her spur of the moment decision.But it was eleven year old Robbie who would create problems on a monumental scale Bored and continually up to mischief, the arrival of the shearers played into his hands His childish worry of imminent attack on the property had him stocking his treehouse with supplies the rifle his father had given him was always by his side With his faithful cattle dog Bluey a constant companion, Robbie was determined to save River Run from the communist invasion What would happen when Robbie spied a stranger on horseback heading toward the river And what was causing the tensions and hostility both in the big house and the shearers quarters Was Eleanor s presence creating problems or was thereto the situation Danger was looming River Run by Aussie author Nicole Alexander is another riveting and tension filled historical mystery which had me glued to the pages I thoroughly enjoyed this author s last book, Wild Lands and this one definitely hasn t disappointed The characters are well written among others, I enjoyed Eleanor and Robbie was a spoiled brat River Run is extremely readable, and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending With thanks to NetGalley and Random House AU for this digital copy to read in exchange for my honest review


  4. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    The year is 1951 in post war Australia, and Eleanor Webber has been away from her family home on a huge sheep station in Western New South Wales for a year now.She has been living a carefree life sharing a flat in Sydney with two of her best friends, and enjoying a lifestyle which is far removed from the one she was brought up to back home.Eleanor is shattered when her love affair with a handsome Italian lothario comes to a sudden end after she discovers his ultimate betrayal, he has stolen the The year is 1951 in post war Australia, and Eleanor Webber has been away from her family home on a huge sheep station in Western New South Wales for a year now.She has been living a carefree life sharing a flat in Sydney with two of her best friends, and enjoying a lifestyle which is far removed from the one she was brought up to back home.Eleanor is shattered when her love affair with a handsome Italian lothario comes to a sudden end after she discovers his ultimate betrayal, he has stolen the book she wrote and claimed it as his own, having a publisher sign him up as the author.She flees to her family home in the country to find solace and healing for her broken heart, her pain being twofold because she can t share it with her family who wouldn t understand.Eleanor s parents have never condoned her love of writing and so she kept secret from them the fact that she had published articles Also they would be mortified to learn of her relationship with an Italian man, not to mention her bohemian lifestyle in the city.So it is with an aching heart that she returns home for a couple of weeks to recover, though she soon discovers that things back home are not all that they are made out to be either.It appears that the complicated relationship between her mother and step father is also on a rocky slope, her 11 year old half brother is running amok and her eldest sister seems content to spend the rest of her days cloistered in a convent after suffering a breakdown.As the days go by Eleanor s problems are forced into the background as existing family issues escalate and a series of unfortunate events begin to unfold with potentially serious consequences, subjecting the family to an awkward, unwanted scrutiny and threatening the status quo.A family saga that will keep you guessing, this book is packed with unfolding action that doesn t let up until the end.4 s Many thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review


  5. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    See review here for Kindle edition See review here for Kindle edition


  6. Jenn J McLeod Jenn J McLeod says:

    First the cover sucked me in Then the author s name I love Nicole s books Her stories most of them have all been quintessentially Australian in terms of plot and setting and River Run is another beauty I admit some of the characters actions motivations tripped my switch, but evoking reader reactions like that is the sign of great storytelling in my book Texture is the word I think of The tapestry Nicole has woven in River Run has a lot of texture.


  7. Janine Janine says:

    I really wanted to love this but it was a bit of a struggle Great descriptions of life on a sheep station in the 50s.


  8. Kathy Kathy says:

    An amazing Australian author who just keeps delivering fantastic reads, Nicole Alexander is a must read author and time after time you can count on her books being enthralling and rewarding for the reader River Run in set in the early 1950 s on a sheep property in rural NSW and Nicole can take you easily to a time and place where you feel the heat and smell the freshly shorn sheep The characters were identifiable, the backdrop of drought, storms and the moving on after loss and war with lots o An amazing Australian author who just keeps delivering fantastic reads, Nicole Alexander is a must read author and time after time you can count on her books being enthralling and rewarding for the reader River Run in set in the early 1950 s on a sheep property in rural NSW and Nicole can take you easily to a time and place where you feel the heat and smell the freshly shorn sheep The characters were identifiable, the backdrop of drought, storms and the moving on after loss and war with lots of family complications and only set over the period of a week keeps the pages turning until the book is finished They would be a great family to re visit again in the future for sure Highly recommend


  9. Robyn Gibson Robyn Gibson says:

    Eleanor returns home to River Run from Sydney, after a romance gone wrong She s no sooner home when everything that can happen, happens She has an eleven year old brother who thinks he s going to protect River Run from the communists and makes it his business to set up a camp in a tree with a rifle and his gorgeous pup Eleanor s sister has been tucked away in a convent recuperating from a mental breakdown Eleanor s mother remarried her late husband s brother, but that was a mistake Amazing Eleanor returns home to River Run from Sydney, after a romance gone wrong She s no sooner home when everything that can happen, happens She has an eleven year old brother who thinks he s going to protect River Run from the communists and makes it his business to set up a camp in a tree with a rifle and his gorgeous pup Eleanor s sister has been tucked away in a convent recuperating from a mental breakdown Eleanor s mother remarried her late husband s brother, but that was a mistake Amazing descriptions of life on a sheep station during shearing time, plus the dreadfulness of a storm that practically annihilates everything in its path Of course, there s a hero in the picture..he s a perfect hero Love this book


  10. Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Book Blurb You won t be able to put down this rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands River Run is set in January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over 25,000 sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband K Book Blurb You won t be able to put down this rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands River Run is set in January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family s sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal But with shearing of over 25,000 sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband Keith staying in the main house as her mother s guests, that dream is quickly dashed More worryingly, her half brother Robbie is increasingly running wild, playing tricks on his governess, antagonising the jackeroos and obsessing about a communist invasion Though only eleven, Robbie has appointed himself guardian of the property and, in his tree house by the river, he readies for an imminent attack Armed with a gun Then, with a storm looming and tensions rising in the shearing shed, a mysterious stranger appears on the horizon And in one disastrous moment young Robbie entangles Eleanor in a situation that will have serious repercussions for every member of the Webber family .My thoughts As with every Nicole Alexander book I ve read them all , River Run will be your best friend through to the end Life and chores will not matter until the very last page is read and then some while you continue thinking about how the characters move on and after you ve read the very personal author s note.It is once again a treat to become a part of the rural setting Nicole does this so authentically that you are there for every event that takes place I loved the characters as they each get into trouble and then back out again I especially wanted to give Robbie a good talking to and I found myself wanting to give Eleanor a good push in a certain direction Noto be said on that for now I loved the narrative around the shearing shed and the characters involved there Each of them so unique, as I imagine they would have been on properties like River Run, in those earlier days.Thanks to Nicole Alexander for another great read You are the heart of Australian storytelling


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