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September Free Chapter - Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander

September Free Chapter - Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander

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Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is an epic historical novel that takes three brothers from the drought-stricken outback of Queensland to the horror of the trenches in World War One.

They went to war and fought for love ...

Although Madeleine has grown up in the shadow of her grandfather, the renowned artist David Harrow, she knows little about him. For David died long before she was born, and his paintings sold off to save the family property, Sunset Ridge.

Now, decades on, with the possibility of a retrospective of David's work, Madeleine races to unravel the remarkable life of her grandfather, a veteran of the Great War, unaware that his legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of the family property…

It's 1916, and as Europe descends further into bloodshed, three Queensland brothers -Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow - choose freedom over their restricted lives at Sunset Ridge. A ‘freedom' that sees them bound for the hell of the trenches.

With the world on fire around them, the brothers bear witness to both remarkable courage and shocking carnage. But they also come to understand the healing power of love – love for their comrades, love for each other, and love for the young, highly spirited girl they left back home...

This is a story of bravery and misadventure, of intolerance and friendship, most of all it is the story of three young men who went to war and fought for love. f
Nicole Alexander's new bestseller is an epic historical novel that takes three brothers from the drought-stricken outback of Queensland to the horror of the trenches in World War One.

They went to war and fought for love ...

Although Madeleine has grown up in the shadow of her grandfather, the renowned artist David Harrow, she knows little about him. For David died long before she was born, and his paintings sold off to save the family property, Sunset Ridge.

Now, decades on, with the possibility of a retrospective of David's work, Madeleine races to unravel the remarkable life of her grandfather, a veteran of the Great War, unaware that his legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of the family property…

It's 1916, and as Europe descends further into bloodshed, three Queensland brothers -Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow - choose freedom over their restricted lives at Sunset Ridge. A ‘freedom' that sees them bound for the hell of the trenches.

With the world on fire around them, the brothers bear witness to both remarkable courage and shocking carnage. But they also come to understand the healing power of love – love for their comrades, love for each other, and love for the young, highly spirited girl they left back home...

This is a story of bravery and misadventure, of intolerance and friendship, most of all it is the story of three young men who went to war and fought for love. f

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2was why she had arrived at the ground-floor apartment the previousday with two bottles of white wine and a bunch of flowers. Neithergift made a dent in Jude’s attitude; if anything, the peace offeringswere treated with suspicion. Her mother was expecting positivenews and Madeleine had none to give.The rental car charged up each rolling ridge, a hazy mirageof dirt and sky enticing Madeleine onwards. Nondescript treesblurred the edges of the road as a trickle of sweat rolled down herback. She could feel the sun burning her face and arms throughthe window and her eyes were smeary from the glare. About anhour earlier she had considered pulling up under a tree to try to sleep. However, the temptation to rest had been tempered by the heat. Madeleine scrabbled on the passenger seat for the lastwater bottle. She shook it for any remaining drops, then tossedit over her shoulder onto the back seat and fiddled with the air-conditioning in an attempt to force air into the vehicle. Themore kilometres travelled the less enthusiastic she became. This journey had come at the instigation of her mother some monthsago, and in spite of the lecture received last night Madeleinefelt instinctively that this visit to the Harrow family property would be a waste of time. By agreeing to undertake the trip, anolive branch had been extended, though a few of the leaves werealready bruised.Eighteen months ago her mother had approached Madeleinewith the suggestion of staging a retrospective of her late grand-father’s work. An artist of renown, David Harrow had died wellbefore Madeleine and her older brother George were born, andeven Jude admitted that between boarding school and art collegeshe had barely known her widowed father. It was with a greatdegree of reluctance that Madeleine, in her role as personal assis-tant to the director of the Stepworth Gallery, agreed to investigatethe feasibility of the project. There were professional reasons forher hesitancy as well as a number of personal ones.
Copyright © Nicole Alexander 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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