Book Review-Reach-For-the-Dream

 

Reach For the Dream

by

Anne McCullagh Rennie

Reach For The Dream by Sydney author, Anne McCullagh Rennie, was my second novel by this author.  Rennie is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.

Shortly after the death of their mother, eight year old, Alice and younger brother, Ben and also lose their family home and any connection they had to their mother when their house burns to the ground.

Their shearer father palms of his children to live with his sister and her family, where both settle in fairly well with the exception of an obnoxious female cousin.

Alice loves the outback and soon she and Ben have plans to start a sheep stud from which they will breed the best wool in the country.  However, the best laid plans are often thwarted by fate and jealous cousins.

Alice moves to London where she works successfully as part of a research team, for half a decade or more.

Upon her return to Australia she purchases land near Bilabrinn where her aunt lives, and commences to pursue her dream of breeding the best wool Australia has ever seen.   Although many of the locals just want her to breed…a woman’s place is in the home… and all that.

If you like good clean storylines and Outback Australia I feel certain that you will love Reach for the Dream.

I have rated

Reach For the Dream

Reach for the Dream

as an enjoyable

read/audio

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At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers

have awarded

Reach for the Dream

an average of 3.95 stars

from 41 ratings

and 8 reviews

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Reach For the Dream

can be purchased online at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

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Book Review-Song-of-the-Bellbirds

 

Song of the Bellbirds 

by

Anne McCullagh Rennie

Song of the Bellbirds by Sydney author, Anne McCullagh Rennie, follows the fortunes of a young Australian singer from Queensland, in her quest to become a professional opera singer.

All young Lizzie Foster wants to do is help out on the family farm and sing while doing so. However, life has other plans…for her.

Eventually she is asked to go to Vienna and study with the best of the best. It is in Vienna that she meets her one true love. After several years Lizzie returns to Australia and her home own and vows never to sing again. That is, until…..

Song of the Bellbirds has nearly an all female cast of characters…a change from the thrillers and crime genre novels I usually listen to, or read.

I thoroughly enjoyed Song of the Bellbirds and think it deserves its four star rating.

 

An enjoyable

read.  

Goodreads readers have rated

Song of the Bellbirds 

an average of 3.54 stars from 37 ratings and 4 reviews

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Song of the Bellbirds 

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

Read in 2017