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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'In a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of Colleen McCullough's classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant, beautifully told story of love and courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of the twentieth century.

'The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving. It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags and abandoned in the sand is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. Sent to an orphanage, mute with grief and fear, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James, who fights to protect her until both are sent away–Leonora to a wealthy American family, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him.

'Years later, Leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia. There, in Wanjarri Downs, she will again come face to face with James, who's grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. Only James knows the truth about Leonora–that her roots and her heart are here, among the gum trees and red earth. And they will fight to find a way back to each other, even as war, turmoil, and jealousy test their courage again and again.

'Sweeping in scale yet filled with intricately drawn characters and vivid details that conjure the fascinating setting, Daughter of Australia is storytelling at its most.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Harlequin Enterprises , 2016 .
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      Extent: 464p.
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      • Published March 29, 2016
      ISBN: 9781760374075

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Belinda Willis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Daughter of Australia Harmony Verna 2016 single work novel
[Untitled] Belinda Willis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Daughter of Australia Harmony Verna 2016 single work novel
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