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It is 1955, and deep in the Australian bush, an old stone house stands lost in a haze of yellow wattle blossom, unseen by a human being for more than thirty years. That is, until a lonely young girl comes upon it and begins to dream... At age sixteen, Alison is mature and independent beyond her years, having survived the death of her mother, then her father. Leading a soli ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Tate Publishing
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Paula Vince
Deep in the Australian bush, a beautiful stone house stands forgotten, still furnished just as the owners left it around the turn of the century. One day, 16-year-old Alison Ross chances upon it while she's out hiking. She begins trying to delve into the mystery of who the occupants might have been. Meanwhile, her stepmother, Julie, is secretively trying to figure out how to get rid of Alison, who she never really liked.

This is a lovely book on many levels. The descriptions of the Au
Amanda Deed
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad that I -- along with a fellow writer who happened to be with me at the time -- found this novel on the shelf in my local Christian bookstore. It is not so easy to find in general, unless you're looking online, but it is a gem.

Written in omniscient point of view, The Old House at Mount Munecarthur took me a little getting used to, as most of what I read these days is in deep third person. But once I adjusted, I became engrossed. This novel had all the elements that I love
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book. I couldn't wait to get into bed and curl up with it. Easy reading with the story flowing continuously. This is a genuine "feel good" read.
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Author Jennifer Genat is an Australian, and lives in country Victoria on a flower farm. She and husband Peter have four grown-up children, three still at home. She grew up on the edge of the bush and, like Alison, spent many happy hours exploring the old gold-mining areas around her home.