A Noble Place
Australia, 1850. The Noble family have recently arrived from England to begin their new life Down Under, where they hope to put their tainted past behind them. Pippa Noble wants to forget the unrequited love she felt for a distant cousin, and she is determined that her family’s horse stud will be the finest in the land. But can one really escape the past? Pippa must undergo many trials before she can find true happiness. The near loss of one of her dearest friends makes her realise that true contentment lies within and not on the goldfields.
I enjoyed this book. I liked the pioneering spirit of the heroine fighting to be accepted in a masculine world. The author’s descriptions of the Australian bush were so vivid, I could almost feel the heat. If there is a downside, it’s the way it all fits too neatly into place at the end with the inevitable handsome hero. Pippa has her wild adventures, then is ready to hang up her bonnet and settle down to be a good wife. An interesting story, nonetheless, with enough adventures to keep you going until the end.