Having long ago lost his wife and children, cattleman Jim Kelly works the family farm in the harsh 1800s Australian outback, most days wondering why he bothers. That question is foremost in his mind when a venomous snake takes him by surprise. Another surprise comes when a skilled doctor is in... show more
Having long ago lost his wife and children, cattleman Jim Kelly works the family farm in the harsh 1800s Australian outback, most days wondering why he bothers. That question is foremost in his mind when a venomous snake takes him by surprise. Another surprise comes when a skilled doctor is in the vicinity to save his life. But the third, and biggest, surprise for Jim is falling hard and fast for that man.
Life on the lam is tough, and bushranger Mark Turner simply wants to maintain his freedom as long as he's able. Unfortunately, being a doctor, his conscience won't let him leave a snakebite victim to die. Before he thinks about the consequences of his humanitarian actions, he's both saved Jim and become smitten with him. But considering how Mark's past could negatively impact any possibility of a future, maybe falling in love wasn't such a great idea after all.
Publish date: November 27th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 70
Edition language: English
Hmmm. What to say. I didn’t love this book but I don’t think it deserves a bad review per se. There were things I liked about the story and it had so much potential not only to be a great book but one that was truly different than most of the other offerings out there. In the end, however, it was...
Luckily for Jim, Wade Turner happens to know how to treat snake bites and while recovering from this near death experience, the two men form a friendship. These two men are quite likable, and the angst thrown in wasn’t so unbearable that it took away from these two getting to know each other.See the...
This is an historical, GFY story set in the Australian outback about a widowed rancher and mysterious stranger who saved him from a snake bite. It is a short read. The different setting gave the story an interesting twist. I still have no idea why they swing the tea or why the rancher lived in a ten...