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Elizabeth and Gordon Tregowarth begin their married life on Duffield Station in Skippers Canyon in 1887. When tragedy strikes, Elizabeth's life spirals into an unimaginable horror. The story then jumps a hundred years to the current owners of Duffield Station and follows their turbulent, traumatic and ever-changing life on the high-country station.
A chance discovery, by a visitor to the farm, creates a link to the past. This helps to unravel the mystery of the tragedy that Elizabeth and Gordon suffered one hundred years earlier.
When Brigit, born and raised on a high country sheep station in NZ meets and marries Jax, the son of a cattle station owner in Outback Australia, her strength and tenacity are put to the test. The differences between living in high country NZ and Outback Australia are as diverse as you can get. Brigit proves she is gutsy enough to take on anything, that is until one tragic event brings her to her knees and sends her back to her high country home in NZ.
"Sue Towler, in my opinion, belongs in the elite group of the best of the best "story tellers" in the business. Her character development is incredible, and her story lines are some of the best I have ever read, and conclusions leave her readers feeling full circle complete. Definitely a big thumbs up!" EF, TX USA
Inspired by a true story and based on fact, ISOLATION tells of newly wed colonists Meghan and James Morley, who travel from England to try their hand at high country sheep farming in NZ. The terrain, while stunning, is harsh and unforgiving, the living conditions tough and challenging. Meghan and James suffer many challenges that will test them to their limits.
Some early NZ settlers succeeded in their endeavors but many others did not survive the first 3 years.
1853, London, England. Nellie is encouraged to travel with her two companions to New Zealand, leaving behind her sad and tragic past. She thrives in her new life in the colonies until she returns to London to settle the estate of her late uncle, of which she is the only heir. As soon as she arrives in London she is dragged back into the past and must deal with a situation she was not prepared for.
When Nellie arrives back in New Zealand almost a year later, she finds her life there has been torn apart, leaving her once again having to face a situation she was not expecting. She is forced to start a new life in a new town, but at least now she has enough funds to rebuild her life and start again.
Five years later someone from Nellie's past walks back into her life and her world turns upside down leaving her fighting for her life. The one person who has been a thorn in Nellie's side since she first stepped foot in New Zealand now faces her own challenges because of this, and finds she too is fighting for survival, high up in the mountains, in a world she never knew existed.
James was handsome, successful, wealthy. Lucy was besotted. When he offered her an all-expenses paid trip to a luxury lodge in an isolated part of New Zealand's beautiful Marlborough Sounds, she didn't hesitate. This decision would test her survival skills to the limit and open her eyes to a world she never knew existed.
NZ's Wild West Coast
tour itinerary, tour operators and the places described in this book are very real,
however; the storyline is a fabricated version of events that may or may not
have happened during the tour; after all, what happens on tour stays on tour,
if you catch my drift. Likewise, the people are a mishmash of the hundreds of wonderful
personalities I have met during my 15 years as a tour operator and tour guide.
In no way are any of the characters intended to depict anyone living or otherwise.
So jump on board and buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Whenever someone asks me what the most memorable tour was during my 15 years as a tour operator and tour guide, I never hesitate to say - this one - THE FLINDERS AND BIRDSVILLE TOUR. When I look back on it, I often wonder how we got away with it. This is a true story of a group of Kiwi Seniors who travel through Outback Australia. The group survived, sadly the bus did not.