A story of enduring love and remarkable courage in the outback. Early morning was the time Roxy liked most of all. There was a calmness, a stillness about the river, the water stretching away glass-like, bathed in a thin mist. Paddles foamed the surface and with each thrust she imagined herself being drawn closer to the unknown... Roxy: Beautiful, cultured and talented, she forsakes a promising stage career for marriage and station life at Wirra Downs. But life in Adelaide's social classes could never have prepared her for the dust, the isolation, the floods, the shearers' strikes. She will need more than love to sustain her... Martin: Roxy's husband and the man with whom she wants to spend her life. But sometimes fate has a cruel way of making its own choices... Guy: Paddle-steamer captain and Martin's brother, his forbidden love for Roxy is his great torment. Only the river can help him escape from this love and from his past... From the author of When Hope is Strong comes a story of enduring love and remarkable courage which captures perfectly the romance and majesty of the era of the river.
October 1996 : UK Paperback
1996 : Australia Mass Market Paperback