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Her Australian Hero

(The Australians #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  9 reviews
“If you’ve never read Margaret Way before, you’re in for a treat.”—New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer

An epic tale of modern day Australia, where greed, desire, tragedy, and ambition collide . . .
 
Alexandra Ross has always known Lavender Hill will be hers one day. The grand old house, with its waving jacaranda fronds circling around it like a canopy against the
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ebook, 305 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Lyrical Shine
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Elaine
rating 3.5/5
Wow - talk about the wicked stepmother, this story certainly has one of those! It also has a disgruntled ex employee out for vengeance, a heroic, handsome neighbour to come to the rescue and plenty of dramatic encounters to keep the pages turning and is set in beautiful, historic, Australian countryside in the heat of summer. The overall plot is great and there are many potentially brilliant characters, the best of whom just has to be the wicked stepmother. It is only 170 pages long
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Frederic
This is 2.5 stars review round up to 3 stars

To be honest, I am not quite sure how to begin my review of this book. There were some good moments, but overall it had a lot of irritating elements that kept me to truly appreciate this story.

Let’s begin with what I liked: Sasha. She is the wicked stepmother and she is the one that stole the show. She is a mean gold digger and it is the only character that I liked in this story. In fact, it is the sole reason that I cared to finish this book. Margaret
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MissKitty
Meh, very corny. No angst to build tension and all the characters seemed like cardboard caricatures.

Wealthy and beautiful Hero and heroine who, because of some tragedy, have a strained relationship, that just suddenly morphs into something romantic and sexual.

The villain is a caricature of a greedy gold-digger who is so unbelievable.

The heroine is too good and kind to be true, it made me disgusted with her instead of admiring her for these supposed qualities.

The epilogue was unnecessary, just
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Anniek
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexandra, Alex for short, is helping her father to get Lavender Hill back on track. Alex knows that the big mango and lychee plantation will once be hers. Her mother married her father against the wishes of her grandparents. Her grandparents made sure that her father wouldn't have any hold on Lavender Hill after their deaths. Alex's mother followed their wishes in her will. Her father is allowed live at Lavender Hill until he dies and Alex will then inherit the plantation.

Alex and her brother l
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Gigi staub
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An epic tale of modern day Australia, where greed, desire, tragedy, and ambition collide. ..
Alexandra Ross has always known Lavender Hill will be hers one day. The grand old house, with its waving jacaranda fronds circling around it like a canopy against the white-hot Australian sun. The acres of orchards, trees heavy with sweet-smelling mangoes and prickly pink lychee. The rushing emerald creek that claimed her brother’s life; the genteel boudoir where her mother died of grief, gin, and stroke
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Loraine Oliver
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Her Australian Hero is the first book of Margaret Way's new Australian's series. It was a great story! There was a lot of mental angst between some of the characters. The main characters in this book are Alexandra Ross, a caring, and loving woman, who works hard to keep her family afloat. She has lost her mother, and her brother who was 14 when he died and he was her big brother, they were so close, and she never recovered from it. Neither did her mother, who died a few years later from alcoholi ...more
Ann Cooper
I love books set in the outback and you certainly got a sense of the relentless heat in the late summer. The actual story line was good too but I felt the author skimmed too much on some of the characters. Sasha was brilliantly portrayed - larger than life, grasping, nasty - a great character!

But she missed out on building up Alex and Rafe. It's a short book, so maybe that is why they never really got off the ground. The repetitive references to Alex's brother and his death became almost boring
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Dawn
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author paints in words the vivid landscape of Australia allowing the reader to feel the heat and humidity, smell the flowers and see the homesteads of the characters. Alexandra and Rafe come to terms of their love while she works on the family property and he assists to solve the mystery of her family and past. Always enjoy reading this author's books.

Ebook from Netgalley and publisher with thanks.
Marier
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok the wicked stepmother should not be the one who steals the show. She took over the book but in the end Alex and Rafe found what they needed. The story was a good one and it could have been expanded upon so that the other character could be as developed as Sasham the greedy stepmother. Too much time was spent on the brother Alex lost. More time should have been spent on rounding out Rafe and Alex'z character. Overall it was a good book.
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Margaret Way was born and educated in the river city of Brisbane, Australia. Before her marriage she was a well-known pianist, teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, but her hectic musical career came to a halt when her son was born and the demands of motherhood dictated a change of pace.

On a fortuitous impulse she decided to try her hand at romance writing and was thrilled when Mills & Boon ac
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