Sunday 3 July 2022

The Bushranger’s Daughter

The Bushranger’s Daughter by Michelle Worthington (Big Sky Publishing) PB RRP $14.99 ISBN 9781922765420

Reviewed by Kathleen Grace

This is an adventurous middle grade historical fiction with themes of survival, second chances, and searching for your place in the world.

When her pioneering family travels to outback Queensland to try and rebuild their lives, as their only surviving daughter, Connie struggles to fit into society’s expectations. The challenges keep mounting as the unforgiving climate threatens their happiness. Devastating drought is followed by a flood that wipes out their entire flock. And then Connie uncovers the real reason why her father was forced to leave Scotland. When his past finally catches up with him, Connie needs to find the courage to forge her own path forward.

This is a novel for readers aged 10+ years.

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