This has got to be one of the best books ever written!!! I've been trying to find a copy of the mini-series to view and then I got the idea to read the book version. It is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Stephanie Harper is a frumpy billionaire and the richest woman in Australia. She is also planning to marry ex-tennis-pro, Greg Marsden. At their wedding, Stephanie's best friend Jilly Stewart, and Greg notice each other and are immediately attracted. For their honeymoon Stephanie convinces Greg that they should go to her summer estate in the outback, called Eden. When Stephanie notices how well Greg and Jilly are getting along, she agrees to Greg's idea that Jilly join them at Eden later on. Even though her husband Phillip is against the idea, Jilly agrees. No sooner does Jilly arrive, then Greg and Jilly meet out in the stables at night and cheat on Stephanie. Awhile later, Greg arranges for the three of them to go on a crocodile hunt. When the biggest gator in the swamp, named Gindy Baru, approaches their boat, Greg shoves Stephanie overboard, and because she can't swim she is pulled under by the croc as Greg and Jilly watch. Even though she is shocked by what Greg has done Jilly decides not to report him to the police. Unbeknownst to Greg and Jilly, Stephanie has survived the attack, and is dying on an island in the midst of the swamp. Luckily for her, a hermit named Dave is passing by and rescues her from the approaching crocs. After taking her to his house he nurses her back to health and when she tells him she can't remember who she is, he gives her the new name Tara Welles. Finally, when she is well enough to go out on her own, he gives her his valuable collection of opals and gets her aboard a bus headed for Townsville.
Used availability for Rosalind Miles's Return to Eden
April 1986 : UK Hardback
January 1987 : USA Paperback
November 1985 : UK Paperback