The Homestead Girls

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The Homestead Girls

The Homestead Girls

  • Title: The Homestead Girls
  • Author: FionaMcArthur
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  • Page: 204
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After her teenage daughter Mia falls in with the wrong crowd, Dr Billy Green decides it s time to leave the city and return home to far western NSW So when an opportunity to pursue her childhood dream of joining the Flying Doctor Service comes along, she jumps at the chance Flight nurse Daphne Prince who is thrilled to have another woman join the otherwise male crew After her teenage daughter Mia falls in with the wrong crowd, Dr Billy Green decides it s time to leave the city and return home to far western NSW So when an opportunity to pursue her childhood dream of joining the Flying Doctor Service comes along, she jumps at the chance Flight nurse Daphne Prince who is thrilled to have another woman join the otherwise male crew and handsome new boss, Morgan Blake, instantly make her feel welcome.Just out of town, drought stricken grazier Soretta Byrnes has been struggling to make ends meet and in desperation has opened her station house to boarders Tempted by its faded splendour and beautiful outback setting, Billy, Mia and Daphne decide to move in and the four of them are soon joined by eccentric 80 year old Lorna Lamerton.The unlikely housemates are cautious at first, but soon they are offering each other frank advice and staunch support as they tackle medical emergencies, romantic adventures and the challenges of growing up and getting older But when one of their lives is threatened, the strong friendship they have forged will face the ultimate test .


Recent Comments "The Homestead Girls"

Dr Billie Green had only ever dreamed of joining the Flying Doctors so when the opportunity came her way she couldn't let it pass her by. This was the chance to fulfil her lifelong dream. Being a single parent was a challenge of late for Billie as her teenage daughter Mia was becoming a handful, so Billy thought moving away from Sydney could be the best for the both of them. But of course, when Mia herd the news she was far from happy about it.Billie found her work colleagues nurse Daphne, pilot [...]

Living in Sydney with her sixteen year old daughter Mia, Dr Billie Green found it hard as a single mother to know what Mia was up to while she was at work. Her workload was intense and very busy; Mia was at the age of rebellion and being led. So when once again Mia was in trouble Billie decided to leave Sydney and follow her long held dream of joining the Royal Flying Doctor service. Mica Ridge, not far from Broken Hill on the New South Wales and South Australian border was the little town Billi [...]

Fiona McArthur’s, The Homestead Girls, is a heartwarming story of friendship, courage and compassion set in the outback of NSW.In The Homestead Girls, Soretta Byrnes is struggling to keep her grandparent's farm solvent in the drought, especially after her grandfather is badly injured in an accident, so when it's suggested that she accept some boarders as a way to earn extra income, she agrees, determined to save Blue Hills Station.Soretta is quickly joined by Daphne Prince, a flight nurse with [...]

Four and a half starsDr Billie Green has always had a dream to work for The Flying Doctor Service. When her sixteen year old daughter gets into trouble with the wrong crowd, Billie decides the time is right to take her away from the city. Needless to say, Mia is not thrilled about living in Mica Ridge which is a short distance from Broken Hill. But Billie is happy to be back in the place where she grew up. Nurse Daphne Prince is delighted to have another woman on the crew and they soon become fr [...]

I wasn't sure about this book heading into it, but it grabbed me and didn't let go. I would have liked more descriptions about the flying part of RFDS, but the focus was on the medical side, which was fine. The plot twists were nice and unpredictable, which was excellent, and I really enjoyed the climax. I would have liked to have seen more of a resolution.

Fiona McArthur first appeared on my radar with the publication in 2014 of her first contemporary fiction novel, Red Sand Sunrise. Now, whenever I feel like journeying to the ochre and brown glory of the outback with its special brand of people, I know she’ll take me there.Told mainly through the eyes of her characters, Billie, a doctor, looking for somewhere that she can raise Mia (her teenaged daughter) without the dangers of city living and one that she can at last call home; Daphne, a nurse [...]

I will write something more coherent when the hour is more reasonable, but it would be fairly safe to say that I loved this book.

Sensational. One of my favourite Aussie authors and genres.

When Dr Billie Green’s teenage daughter Mia falls in with a bad crowd, Billie uses that as an opportunity to return to the small town in far western New South Wales where she grew up. It’s been a goal of Billie’s to work for the Flying Doctor Service and she’s spent time in her career doing rotations and earning qualifications that will serve her well in the remote locations. She’s happy to meet her colleagues, including the lovely but insecure flight nurse Daphne Price and their autho [...]

This is a fabulous story so beautifully written emotional and so very joyful as well, it is one that will keep you turning the pages as we follow the lives of five women who become The Homestead Girls. Dr Billie Green decides that it is time to move back to her home town of Mica Ridge after her sixteen year old daughter Mia gets in with the wrong crowd in The City Billie has always wanted to join The Flying Doctor Service and now the chance has come up she jumps at the opportunity.Daphne Prince [...]

My View: The Homestead GirlsI really enjoyed this book – its outstanding quality – it made me smile. This is a great example of contemporary Australian fiction – wonderful rich warm characters, so many strong and feisty women, a great showcase for the service provided to the community by Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), an opportunity to remind people of how the drought effects farmers, rural life in general and regional towns. The protagonists work for the RFDS and as such a few health [...]

(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)After her teenage daughter Mia falls in with the wrong crowd, Dr Billie Green decides it's time to leave the city and return home to far western NSW. When an opportunity to pursue her childhood dream of joining the Flying Doctor Service comes along, she jumps at the chance. Flight nurse Daphne Prince – who is thrilled to have another woman join the otherwise male crew – and their handsome new boss, Morgan [...]

I "borrowed" this book from the local online library by complete accident (blame my fat fingers). But decided I'd give it a go anyway, and to my surprise I'm glad I actually did! It's a complete opposite to the usual genre of books I go for, yet strangely found myself quite addicted to trying to find out how it ended out for the group of women at the homestead. Only negative I'd give is the "twist" within the storyline is pretty obvious once it appears. Other than that an enjoyable quick and eas [...]

I was really happy to hear earlier this year that Fiona McArthur had a new book coming out. I enjoyed Red Sand Sunrise last year (even though it made me cry on public transport) and Fiona’s category romances combine medicine, romance and quirky scenes brilliantly (think of an allergy to latex at a rather embarrassing time). When I heard that this was also about a Royal Flying Doctor base, I was even more interested. Once again, Fiona McArthur takes us on a journey that is quintessentially Aust [...]

The Homestead Girls is the latest rural offering from Fiona McArthur and set in the fictitious town of Mica Ridge, two hours from Broken Hill. It is a tale of friendship, compassion and overcoming the baggage of the past while illustrating the intense and important work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Fiona McArthur is a rural midwife and her medical knowledge is well explored.Dr Billie Green lived in Mica Ridge as a child but moved to the city with an aunt after the loss of her parents. She [...]

Ah, reading The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur was a like receiving a hug from your dearest friend. I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I selected The Homestead Girls to read from my sagging bookshelf. It was the perfect lazy school holiday read. After reading and enjoying Fiona McArthur’s book Red Sand Sunrise a few months back, I was keen to delve back into her writing. This time around, the book cleverly combines the stories of five women who live in the fictitious town of Mica Ridge, [...]

Quick read to start the holidays, came across this by surprise at the Warehouse as had read Red Sand Sunset at Christmas in Australia. Good, easy escape. Many of the Australian outback novels are now having more mature characters that you can relate to, being in their 40's facing issues with teenage children and friends suffering dementia.Love the female comradeship in this novel. That a group of women can band together without men to get the job done while being courageous, strong and feminine [...]

Each of the characters have their share of drama that is sure to entertain readers far and wide. An all-round wonderful read with many heart stopping moments for readers. A story full of characters who grab our hearts and twist readers in knots.4 stars*Review copy received from the publisher

McArthur writes with such warmth and generosity about the outback that reading this rural romance is like being enveloped in a great big hug.Full review: bookbirdy/2015/06/29/revie

This was a great Australian based book which showed some insight on the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It had romance and definitely grabbed at my heart strings. To me it was a very relaxing book and would be a great holiday read

A bunch of fabulous women of varying ages all move in together and learn life lessons from each other. Love is in the air at the Flying Doctors Service. A good light entertaining read.

A lovely read about finding friendship & family but most of all it highlights the fantastic work of our Royal Flying Doctor Service, something that is close to my heart.

Easy, enjoyable read. Quite predictable.


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