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Lyrical, passionate and heartwarming, Under Southern Skies is the uplifting story of a young woman determined to make a life for herself in the sweeping Australian outback.

Cate Perry's future is bright. She's learning about life on the land, and has just completed her first solo flight over the vast Northern Territory cattle station she calls home. And she's falling in love – with handsome, gentle Alf. Then a tragic accident changes everything.

Cate escapes to Tamworth, where she stumbles into a singing career. And just when she least expects it, Alf walks back into her life. Can they save the love they shared?

Lyric and heartwarming, from the dusty cattle stations of the Northern Territory to the vibrant Tamworth music scene, Under Southern Skies tells of the determination of a passionate young woman and perfectly captures the spirit of the land.

Praise for Anne McCullagh Rennie's Books

'Pacy, spirited and moving.' Australian Women's Weekly

'The Australian Outback has provided inspiration for some of the most outstanding and memorable pieces of Australian literature – and to that list can be added Anne McCullagh Rennie's story Reach for the Dream.' New Idea 

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 2, 2013

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    352 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook


    February 22, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    380 pages

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Also by Anne McCullagh Rennie

Reach for the Dream
When the Snow Gums Dance
Song of the Bellbirds
Ride with the Wind