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House on the Hill

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Lovely Belle, the youngest, a talented singer and dancer, tours with a vaudeville troupe as they follow the rodeos and shows of western Queensland. On the romance front, she's being pursued by handsome local Greek Nicos Alexandros, owner of the swankiest cafe in town. But will she choose marriage with Nicos or a life on the stage?

Molly reigns as head cook at King's Hotel,
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Published 2005 by Penguin
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Mozette
Nov 16, 2011 Mozette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book - and seeing my copy is signed by the author - I'll never give it away. The story is absolutely Australian and brilliantly written by a great Australian writer. I have seen this book in stores and watched people pass it by; and wondered why they haven't picked it up.

I can see a lot of myself in all the characters as it takes me right back to a time where I don't have all that much knowledge about what happened around Australia. And through this book I've have enjoyed how life w
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Deborah Ideiosepius  omnivorous reader
I am reluctantly moving this to the unfinished pile. It is so sad, because I really, really wanted to love this book; I was excited about the location and the era, it sounded great.

For the life of me I can't say why I didn't like it, I just found myself reading it slower and slower, reluctant to pick it up and all to eager to put it down and leave it until it gathered dust.

Hopefully I will pick it up another time and it will be perfect time and I will read it through and love it. Hopefully.
Theresa
Apr 19, 2016 Theresa rated it it was ok
A nice North Queensland setting, but the plot had more twists and turns than the Castle Hill road. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and understanding their motivations for these switchbacks.
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Jul 04, 2012 Alison rated it it was amazing
Brilliant - so evocative of north Queensland. A must-read for every new north Queenslander to appreciate the rich history (and passion) of this place
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