Fleur McDonald writes about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia.
in her latest book, Sapphire Falls, her female protagonist Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating.
When Detective Dave Burrows arrives to sign off on the investigation into Eddie's death, his suspicions are aroused by some strange anomalies at the scene. As Dave becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is going on, Fiona finds herself dealing with a series of disasters on the farm ...
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We are delighted that Fleur joins us today to share her Five Books of Influence.
I realise this isn’t one particular book, but there is no possible way I could chose a favourite from this series. I mean, what child wouldn’t want to read about solving the crimes of smugglers and pirates with only the help of their three other friends and a dog?! However, my induction to these books was through my dad, who brought me home the first book in the series, Five on Treasure Island. A tom-boy, a dog, an island and gold coins soon had me captivated. My favourite thing to do as a kid was climb the large willow tree in our back yard and read every book I could get my hands on, up there.
Recently I watched a DVD on Enid Blyton, simply titled Enid. I have to admit, it left me feeling incredibly uncomfortable and the movie completely shattered my image of the woman who wrote these wonderful stories.
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