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The Rouseabout

by Rachael Treasure

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Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant. Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, its time for Kate to come home to face the music - and the father of her child.… (more)
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A good light read by an Australian author. It is the story of country girl Kate Webster who plays hard without thinking of the consequences till later. This backfires on her when she takes on a dare to to scalp a handsome farm boy at the local Bachelors and Spinsters Ball. As she leaves for the mainland to study, undertake a new life, and come to terms with the death of her mother she discovers she is pregnant. A few years later when she loses her job and is offered an opportunity in Tasmania she returns home with her daughter There she must cope with her father's new wife and family, more tragedy, and seeing again the father of her child. Should she tell him of his daughter? He is now engaged to be married. Better than a Mills and Boon, a bit predictable, but still a fun read, a good picture of country life in Tasmania. Kate is a lovable character in spite of her failings and needless to say she grows and changes as the book progresses. ( )
  kiwifortyniner | Oct 13, 2008 |
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  julesgossip | Nov 6, 2007 |
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Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant. Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, its time for Kate to come home to face the music - and the father of her child.

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