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Sunshine by Kim  Kelly
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The Soldiers Settlement Plan was implemented after WWI to aid returning soldiers to regain their feet once they were home. Snow McGlynn was one such ex-serviceman who’d been given the chance and his plan was to grow oranges and lemons, at least to start. On the land next door to him were another couple, Art Lovelee, ex-serviceman and his English wife Grace, who’d been a nurse in the war – their plan to grow fruit; as much variety as they could, was sound. The two properties were along the banks of the Darling River where Jack Bell, Aboriginal and ex-Light Horseman had his camp.

It was 1921 when the three very different men met – but each had their own crosses to bear. Sunshine was the name of their small village and it was near enough to Bourke when the need arose. But it was Grace who became the glue for these men – her warmth, kindness and wisdom eased them through their days, leading them to become friends.

Aussie author Kim Kelly has written another heartfelt and poignant story in Sunshine. Set in the harsh Australian outback with the horrors of war rippling around the edges, it tells of courage, resilience and caring; of hope and love; of compassion and coping. The author writes an evocative tale, her characters coming to life with ease. Also, the cover of this book is divine - it begs to be read 😊 I love Ms Kelly’s work; have read everything she’s written, and will continue to do so. Highly recommended.

With thanks to the author for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

November 18, 2018 – Shelved
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: 2019-release
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: gift-from-author
November 18, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 16, 2019 – Started Reading
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: own-read
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: read-on-kindle
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
February 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Terrific review, Brenda.

Brenda Thanks Angela :)

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