Flame Tree Hill


Mandy Magro


Flame Tree Hill was my fourth Mandy Magro book and according to Google it was Ms Magro’s eleventh which explains why I thought it her best read/listen so far. 

In the past 18 months I have read several authors’ works and while a first book generally is okay storylines improve as an author’s body of work grows.

Flame Tree Hill dealt with some country issues I can relate to as a country boy.  However, the main issue and primary focus of Flame Tree Hill, is breast cancer.

Chapter one sees Kirsty Mitchell thinking of returning home to her family property, Flame Tree Hill, located just out of Cairns in Far North Queensland.  She is out on her first cattle muster when she has to scratch an itch and before we know there is a distressing diagnosis at hand.

From there we follow the highs and lows of an on again and off again romance and insecurities associated with breast cancer and its treatment.

I enjoyed Flame Tree Hill, however, I am not a fan of the topic.  Flame Tree Hill has a nice ending particularly as a revelation threatens to break the romance. 


I rated

Flame Tree Hill

 as a three star read/audiobook

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Flame Tree Hill

an average of 4.13 stars

 from 248 ratings

 and 39 reviews

Flame Tree Hill

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon



A very early and firm favourite of  mine.

Tree has since been removed and the

Church is surround by a car dealership.


Early morning Corio Bay, Geelong

Melbourne Skyline from Williamstown Marina

Geelong Marina,

Friday, March 12, 2021







an unnecessarily or excessively large amount

or number of something.

Every Christmas…

…or family party…


…someone always comments on

the superfluity of food.

Yet every gathering no-one dares

to cut back on catering.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Superfluity