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  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143787754
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Return to Roseglen




A moving and insightful family drama about three generations coming to terms with the family matriarch facing her final days.

At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart.

On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her days. Increasingly frail, all she holds dear is threatened not just by crippling drought, but by jealousy and greed – and that’s from within her own family.

Can Felicity, who's battling her own crisis as her fiftieth birthday approaches, protect her mother and reunite her family under the homestead's faded iron roof? Or will sibling rivalries erupt and long-held secrets from the past break a family in crisis?

From award-winning Australian author Helene Young comes a story about family fractures and feuds in later life – and about loved ones being there for each other when it matters the most.

'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'
Carol Seeley, Reading Writing Riesling

  • Pub date: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143787754
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Helene Young

After 28 years as an airline captain in Australia, Helene Young has swapped the sky for the sea to go in search of adventure with her husband aboard their sailing catamaran. The rural and remote places she visits, along with the fascinating people she meets, provide boundless inspiration for her novels. Her strong interest in both social justice and the complexity of human nature shapes the themes she explores. Her six novels have won many awards including Romantic Book of the Year in Australia.

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Praise for Return to Roseglen

“'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.' ”

Carol Seeley, Reading, Writing, Riesling

“‘Wow! From one of the masters of the romantic suspense genre, Aussie author Helene Young has changed direction, producing an outstanding contemporary family drama I devoured … Return to Roseglen is a poignant look at life in drought-stricken country Queensland ... and at a family riven by bitterness and greed, guilt and grief. The characters are well defined and I must admit to needing the tissues! I hope author Helene Young writes many more in this vein. Her best book yet. Highly recommended.’”

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“Return To Roseglen ... takes Helene Young's writing to new heights.”

Mrs B's Book Reviews

“You would be hard pressed to find a better contemporary Australian story than Return To Roseglen. It’s an engaging family drama that taps into some serious and highly relevant social issues that so many people would be able to relate to.”

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