My dear friend and fellow writer, Sandra L Rogers has released her latest novel. I’ve read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is what I told her after I read it:
“Oh wow I loved the ending after all the heartache. It is a tearjerker. I liked how you’ve included the events of time without overly describing them. Other historical books get weighed down with that, but definitely not Cooyar. I enjoyed the twists and turns. It was very believable and the characters had plenty of dimensions – as real people do. I honestly loved it Sandra. Well done. No wonder you’re so proud of it.”
The latest novel from Sandra L Rogers has been released by Zeus Publications.
This powerful sweeping love story is set against the majestic beauty of Cooyar Cattle Station, one of the largest properties of its kind in Queensland. Frances is the headstrong only child of wealthy owners Malcolm and Jess McInners and Will Benson is the station’s part-aboriginal head stockman.
From their close childhood friendship to their sudden strong physical attraction to each other in the teenage years the outbreak of WWII changes their lives forever; but never their love.
When Will is reported missing in action presumed dead Frances impulsively marries Arnold Smith, a sailor, before he is deployed on the ill-fated HMAS Vampire. On Arnold’s safe return they settle down on their own cattle property Wongadoo and raise their son Barry.
Meanwhile Will has survived the fighting in Tobruk due to the care of a nomadic Bedouin Tribe. When the war ends and Will discovers Frances has married he stays in the Mediterranean working odd jobs finally settling in Crete.
After years in a presumed happy marriage Arnold embezzles Frances’s fortune and leaves her for a local barmaid. Devastated by the cunning cruelty of Arnold’s betrayal Frances embarks on a dangerous mission to kill them both.
When sudden tragedy and great loss reunite Frances and Will in a way neither could have imagined fate unveils a long kept secret that will bring unexpected happiness to both of them.