By Lyn Crowley on April 27, 2016
This is a lovely read, and it genuinely gives me insight into what it is like living in outback Queensland. It's a tough life, and it's obvious only a 'chosen' few can live happily in these environments. (I would not be one of them.) The thing that impressed me was that the author Victoria Capper writes from first-hand experience, which means that, while the characters and the plot are fiction, the settings and conditions are true to life. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
By Vicki Robertson May 12, 2015
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What an enjoyable read! It took me back to some time I spent on a station in Western Queensland.
Opal Ridge is a well written story about the developing romantic relationship between Charles and Jenna. The book is set in Opal Ridge, a fictional town based on small towns of outback Australia. Jenna grew up in the far outback before moving to the big city to work. Charles divides his time between helping to run the family property and running a business in Brisbane. The story of Jenna (who replaces her injured brother as a jackeroo), and Charles (a man who has had bad experiences with women and will not have one on his property) is told against a background of daily life on an outback station and its local community. The reader is able to gain an insight into how people in these remote communities live, as the characters and situations remind me of various people I know who live and work on properties in western and northern Queensland.
By Diana McVickeron September 4, 2016
I love reading about the Outback! This book has a great story line and interesting characters. I believe this is a new author and she will smooth the flow of her writing as she writes more books. Loved this book and would recommend reading it