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The Rarest Thing by Deborah O'Brien
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it was amazing

“The Rarest Thing” is set in Australia during the late 1960’s, an era of simpler but uneasy times, having said that, this book is timeless as it delves into issues that are always relevant.
Who doesn’t love a romantic story set against the Victorian High Country.
Nestled between the cover photos of those stunning mountain ranges, we find ourselves waiting for meek and mild Paleontologist Katherine to blossom, to discover herself, whilst searching for the cute, elusive and thought to be extinct, Broom’s Pygmy Possum.
Katherine's unsure of what she’s got herself into after meeting dashing wildlife photographer Scott. His personality sweeps her along on this journey of discovery but he has demons of his own to overcome.
The cute pygmy possum are not side characters, but elusive, and pop up just when you think their demise is a sure thing. An analogy for the relationships in the story perhaps?
The Rarest Thing is a great read, infused with real events with a glimpse of life styles of the late 60’s to enrich the story.
From Sydney to Melbourne and the rugged High Country, this book is about finding love when least expected, finding courage after becoming brave enough to test your limits. Our past shapes who we are but don’t determine where life’s journey is going to take you.
Is the rarest thing an elusive creature, a stunning landscape or true love?

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Finished Reading
September 29, 2016 – Shelved

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