After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, 'Waters Meeting', Rebecca Saunders throws her swag in the ute and heads north with her three dogs. A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis.
Rosie Highgrove-Jones grows up hating her double-barrelled name. She dreams of riding out over the wide plains of the family property, working on the land. Instead she's stuck writing the social pages of the local paper. Then a terrible tragedy sparks a series of shocking revelations for Rosie and her family. As she tries to put her life back together, Rosie throws herself into researching the haunting true story of a 19th century Irish stockman who came to Australia and risked his all for a tiny pup and a wild dream.
"Another awesome read by Rachael Treasure."
Australia's favourite rural storyteller is back with a new collection of short fiction stories. Anyone who knows Rachael Treasure's writing knows that she writes a ripper short story - full of warmth and heart and humour and with characters as lively and lovable as Rachael herself.
"Fantastic Series of Short Stories"
On the surface Elsie Jones, country music superstar, has it all. But after a brush with death she is forced to re-evaluate her life. Events soon take her back to her home town in the wheat belt of western NSW, where she reconnects with her childhood friend Tara Green. Elsie and Tara were misfits together, eventually running away from their small town to muster cattle.
Rachael Treasure’s funny, heartwarming sequel to Jillaroo follows Rebecca and the farm through tumult and heartbreak to discover what’s really important in life. Ten years ago, Rebecca took up the reins of the family farm and her boyfriend, Charlie, came on board to help - her life was complete. But now Rebecca’s relationship is in trouble, and so is the farm. Can she rebuild her life and her livelihood on her own?
"Heartbreaking, Inspirational, Truthful, Mesmerised"
Robust country girl Emily Flanaghan and her country-music star brother, Sam, have been raised in the rugged Dargo High Plains by their mountain cattleman father, Rod. Despite the beauty of their High Country heritage, all of them are lost in life.
"Beautiful story well written and well told"
Kate Webster is a loveable girl who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant.
Come have a roll in the hay with one of Australia's leading rural-fiction authors, Rachael Treasure, in her romping, rollicking first-ever collection of Agricultural Erotica. Guaranteed to get your tractor revving, Fifty Bales of Hay is an honest and imaginative exploration of everyday men and women getting down and dirty on the land. From the dairy shed to the Royal Agricultural show pavilion, Treasure's cheeky satirical humour and wicked imagination offers up a dozen fun-filled, and sometimes poignant, tales of dust and lust. This collection will have you clamoring for a stock whip, a saddle, and a cowboy.
"No doubt her worst book ever :("