Coming off the huge success last year, the Swan Hill Regional Library is thrilled to present a second evening with Darry Fraser, author of the recently published historical romance novel Where the Murray River Runs.
Described as a nineteenth century story of greed, humour and overwhelming love, the setting for the story is once again on the banks of the Mighty Murray River, however this time in Bendigo.
It follows the story of Linley Seymour and her desire for the man she has loved since she was a child, Ard O’Rourke. However, when Linley learns he has fathered a child to another woman, her dreams turn to dust.
But then fate takes a twisted hand. Linley and her aunt run a women’s refuge and she finds herself unexpectedly and painfully the guardian of Ard’s baby: a child that needs her protection from the greed-filled schemes of a violent man.
Council’s Cultural Development and Libraries Manager Camille Cullinan said the library was absolutely thrilled to welcome Darry back to Swan Hill.
“It’s always wonderful to read a story that is set in an area we know,” Ms Cullinan said.
“And we had such a fantastic response to her last book and author’s talk, so we’re really excited to see what she has in store for us this time.”
On the night Darry will speak about the journey of writing her novel, following on from her success with Daughter of the Murray, which was set in Swan Hill along the Murray River in the 1890s.
Book signing will be available on the night, with books on sale for $30. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to book, contact the Swan Hill Regional Library on 5036 2480.
Darry has also published several other novels and novellas, as well as a book of short stories and a series of e-books. More information can be found at her website www.darryfraser.com.
|When:||Wednesday, 28 February|
|Where:||Swan Hill Regional Library|
Recent reviews of Where the Murray River Runs:
“This drew me in slowly, but once I got into the story I was hooked and stayed up well past my bedtime to finish. I loved the descriptive way Darry writes and could truly imagine myself in the places and time set out in the story.”
“I was actually on each page with all of these characters and I love a book that gets under my skin… I am sad to leave Where the Murray River Runs.”