Anne McCullagh Rennie is one of Australia's internationally bestselling, award winning authors. She is also a gliding champion, sailor, skier, musician and motivational speaker. Anne has conquered crippling arthritis and written a cookbook for arthritis sufferers, as well as writing six novels and her family biography. She runs the family business, tends the kitchen vegetable patch and recently sailed down the east coast of Australia with husband Jim in their catamaran BestSeller.
Her philosophy is: "If I can do it, so can you."
Born in Cambridge, England, Anne studied singing, violin and piano at the Royal College of Music in London and the Akademie fur Musik, Vienna. She went on to become secretary and Concert Manager of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London before meeting her Australian husband Jim on the ski slopes of Austria, marrying and moving to Australia. There she raised a family, taught Suzuki piano and fell in love with the country.
Crippling arthritis motivated Anne to write Pain-Free Living, a cookbook for arthritis sufferers, helping other sufferers worldwide.
Sometimes life takes you on a journey you never expected . . .
Alice Ferguson is eight years old when a savage bushfire tears her family apart and she is sent to live with her aunt in the tiny town of Billabrin. Lost and lonely, Alice finds comfort in the beauty of the outback.
As her confidence grows she dreams of creating her own home and of one day breeding the best wool in the country. Alice's strength and spirit take her far from her roots and the land she loves.
As tragedy strikes again, Alice must summon every ounce of her will to keep her dream alive, but nothing can prepare her for the treachery of her jealous cousin or the betrayal of the only man she ever loved.
A beautiful story of passion, courage and determination from the bestselling author of Under Southern Skies and Ride with the Wind.