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BUDDY READ: Historical Fiction > Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O'Connor - Starting August 1, 2016

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Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments

From Darwin to Pearl Harbour, Sydney to Papua New Guinea, a compelling story of courage, honour and a great love set against the epic backdrop of the Second World War

Eighteen-year-old Junie Wallace is a smart girl and, with her two brothers away at war and her third brother just killed in action, she knows there is only one way to save the family farm for her grieving parents. Unfortunately, that solution involves marrying the unscrupulous Ernest, and breaking the heart of the young drover she loves, Michael.

But the war is looming ever closer, and when Pearl Harbour brings the threat of Japanese aggression to Australian shores, the fates of many becomes inextricably interwoven.

From the explosive battles of the Pacific campaign to the desperate fighting in the Papuan New Guinea rainforest; the dancehall gaiety of Sydney’s Trocadero to the terror of the Darwin bombings, this epic family saga brings home the importance of mateship and of fighting for what you believe in, even when impossible odds seem stacked against you, even when all seems lost…

Worth Fighting For is a resounding testament to the enduring force of love: a reminder of what can be achieved if you draw on your reserves of courage and listen to the truth in your heart.

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Thanks for creating the link, Megan!

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments You're welcome. I'm looking forward to reading this.

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments I love war books and don't read enough of them so hopefully this is as good as it looks!

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Chapter 2, 3% - (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 4 (8%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Rachel wrote: "Chapter 2, 3% - [spoilers removed]"
Me too!

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments I'm so I never got back to reading this one, Megan! I put it off for some reason. Hopefully, I'll get to it soon. Definitely going to finish it this month.

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments No worries. I'm not finished with it yet either, but plan to finish it soon. :)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 13 (25%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments 37% (view spoiler)

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Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments 38% (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 27 (50%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 33 (62%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 34 (64%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 37 (70%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Chapter 45 (86%) (view spoiler)

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5089 comments Finished (view spoiler)

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