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Summary

A new life, a new country and a family with a tragic secret....

In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry an Australian grazier, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales.

Cindy's new life at Kingsley Downs station is not what she'd imagined, as she is flung into a strange and challenging world. Natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry shape her destiny and though she tries hard to fit in, she finds she is always the outsider.

Adjusting to her new life, Cindy discovers that her new family comes with secrets and a mystery that haunts them all. When Cindy uncovers the shocking truth, the consequences lead to tragedy and Cindy must fight to save her family.

©2016 Lady Byron Pty Ltd (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Brian
  • united kingdom
  • 28-11-16

Another great narrative

I'm so glad it was a woman reading the story, it suits Di's books so much better.
As always the description of the land and the people are magnificent.
Despite the hardships it is still a feel good story and I was so disappointed it had finished.
Until the next one, thanks Di!

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  • Sue Bryant
  • 26-01-17

Another good story by a wonderful storyteller

An enjoyable story by a master of the family saga stories. Always meticulously researched and written well to draw in the reader/listener. My only complaint would be that I wish the narrator would have researched the correct pronunciation for Spokane. The rest of the narration was spot on but it grinded the wrong way every time she said "Spoke-ane" rather than "Spoke-Ann"

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  • Miss Manners
  • 26-04-18

SOFT & SWEET WITH A PUNCH IN THE HEART!

Would you listen to A Distant Journey again? Why?

LOVED IT ! WORTH THE TIME TO LISTEN TO... AFTER RED SPARROW TRILOGY ,I NEEDED SOMETHING TO CALM ME DOWN! PERFECTLY TOLD LIFE STORIES !

What other book might you compare A Distant Journey to and why?

IT FELT LIKE A REAL LIFE STORY & I KEPT WONDERING IF AUTHOR LIVED IT !

Which scene was your favorite?

PERHAPS THE NEWLY MARRIED ROAST DINNER & THE DISTATER OF THE TORNADO..ALTHOUGH TOTALLY DIFFERENT , THEY WERE VISUAL !

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

THE BURIAL OF MOMENTOUS TO REMEMBER THE UNBORN BABY

Any additional comments?

WELL DONE AND I HOPE TO FIND MORE OF THIS AUTHOR'S WORKS! I ONLY WISH SPOKANE HAD BEEN PRONOUNCED IN THE AMERICAN WAY ...HENCE 4 STARS