Daughter Of The Murray

Daughter Of The Murray

1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria

Georgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry’s in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray.

Unlike the rest of the family, she isn’t looking forward to the return of prodigal son Dane. With good reason. Dane MacHenry is furious when on his return he finds his homestead in grave decline. Unaware that his father has been drinking his way through his inheritance, he blames Georgina and Georgina decides she has no option but to leave. Unfortunately she chooses Dane’s horse to flee on, and when Dane learns she has stolen his prized stallion, he gives chase.

From this point their fates become intertwined with that of a businessman with a dark secret, Conor Foley, who offers Georgina apparent security: a marriage with status in the emerging nouveau-riche echelons of Melbourne.  But none of them could imagine the toll the changing political and social landscape would have on homes, hearts and families.

Will Georgina’s path lead her into grave danger and unhappiness, or will she survive and fulfil her destiny?


'I enjoyed the intertwining of historical fact with fiction, and the exploration of women’s rights in Australia through the eyes of an impetuous young woman who, one can imagine by the end of the story, will contribute in no small way to the fight for women’s suffrage.' — Susanne Bellamy (Netgalley)

'It’s a great read whose current flows strongly like the Mighty Murray after some much needed rain.' — Catherine Murphy (Netgalley)

Title:Daughter Of The Murray
Edition Language:English
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    Daughter Of The Murray Reviews

  • Brenda

    Georgie Calthorpe had been living with her Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemimah and cousin Elspeth at the homestead Jacaranda on the Murray River for the past few years and was terribly unhappy. The house had fall...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com#3.5 starsThe title of Australian author Darry Fraser’s novel, Daughter of Murray, caught my eye – even before it hit bookstores. I have a weakness for Austra...

  • Lee

    For author ‘F’ in my A-Z romance book challenge, I picked Darry Fraser’s Daughter of the Murray, an Aussie historical romance, which turned out to be a little bit of an odd read.Given its title,...

  • Lily Malone

    Darry Fraser's debut book broke new ground for me. I think the catchphrase for this, and other books set in the same period, has become 'Oztorical' - a descriptor for a historical novel set in Austral...

  • Elizabeth Carter

    Like the Murray River itself, the central motif of Daughter of the Murray South Australian author Darry Fraser gives us a tale that flows effortlessly for the reader, but it's not without its snags an...

  • Naomi

    In terms of writing style, it is five stars. Darry Fraser can certainly string words together.For me, though, I really disliked Georgina. She was that combination of ignorance and pride that I really ...

  • Suzanne Walker

    A could-have-been-set-anywhere romance. I was really hoping for more than just tasters of Australian scenery and history, with few changes this story would work just as well along the Mississippi rive...

  • Annie Seaton

    A well written story set in an interesting period of Australian history on the mighty Murray RIver.Georgie is a strong feisty woman, making her way alone after suffering setbacks in life.The descripti...

  • Karly Newitt

    I enjoyed the middle of the story better than the first half, however I found the main character Georgie a bit confusing about who she is, she seemed to lack depth at times, the relationship between h...

  • Bill Fisher

    Have to have a break from Darry for awhile. Still enjoyed the book but read too many close together. Will definitely read more after a break....