Eager for adventure.... Destined for misery...
International bestseller Patricia Shaw tells a story of the success and sufferings of sheep station owner Austin Broderick in A Cross of Stars. The perfect read for fans of Tricia McGill and Fleur McDonald.
'As dramatic and colourful as the land itself' - Gold Coast Bulletin
Decades of hard work have made Austin Broderick a rich man. His sheep station, Springfield, is one of the largest in Australia and the good relations between the native Aborigines and the Brodericks have made it one of the most peaceful.
Now Austin must face the prospect of losing a large proportion of his land at the hands of Parliament. His only hope is his son Harry and the young man's influence as a Brisbane politician. But the family's troubles have only just begun...
The pious Reverend Billings arrives at the station and, under the guise of friendship, enters the Aborigines' camp. He leaves with three six-year-old boys - eager for adventure, but destined for misery...
What readers are saying about A Cross of Stars:
'Another wonderful book of early Australia'
'Hard to put down'
'[Patricia Shaw] is a fantastic storyteller'