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From the bestselling author of Jillaroo and The Rouseabout

Born on the rugged Dargo High Plains and raised by her cattleman father, Emily Flanaghan has lost her way in life.

Locked in an unhappy marriage in the suburbs, Emily misses the high country with a fierce ache. To make matters worse, her heritage is under threat. A government bill to evict the mountain cattlemen is about to be passed, and the Flanaghans could be banned from the mountains their family has looked after for generations.

When a terrible accident brings Emily to the brink of death, she realises she must return to the high country to seek a way forward in life; healing herself, her daughters and her land. Along the way, she finds herself falling in love with a man who works for the government - the traditional opposition of the cattlemen - new Parks ranger, Luke Bradshaw. But just as she sees that the land and Luke are the keys to regaining her life, Emily faces losing them both in the greatest challenge of all . . .

Set in the beautiful snowgum country of the Victorian Alps, The Cattleman's Daughter is a haunting and unforgettable tale of love, self-discovery and forgiveness from one of Australia's best-loved authors.


Rachael Treasure's no-nonsense, down-to-earth style has earned a strong following for her Aussie bush-based romances, and her latest takes the reader to a landscape that Treasure knows so well (and it shows). The beautiful snow-gum country of the Dargo High Plains is the scene of Treasure's childhood, and also the backdrop of her story about Emily Flanaghan, from a cattle family who has been taken away from the country that she loves by an unhappy marriage in the suburbs.

Sunday Mail, Brisbane

... this novel is a contemporary look at life on the land, with strong female roles, and Treasure obviously cares deeply about her characters and cause.

The Age

A moving Australian story of landscape, love and forgiveness. Emily Flanaghan yearns for the high country. Trouble is the government is trying to evict the mountain cattlemen, including Emily's family. A terrible accident convinces Emily she must return to heal herself and her life. In a word: compelling.

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

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  • Paperback


    August 30, 2010


    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    September 28, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    432 pages

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