This is a fascinating if somewhat slow story of two strong characters in Australia’s bush history. The past and present are interwoven in the family saga of the Gordon family. Beginning with the painful story of Scottish, Hamish Gordon, who immigrated to Australia in the 1850s to the life of his great-granddaughter Sarah, on their family property, Wangallon, in the magical bush of north eastern New South Wales. The growing up of Sarah is the focus of this saga and the influence of her Grand-father, Angus is strongest on Sarah. She adores her older brother Cameron who is the apple of his dysfunctional parents’ eyes. The story is further enhanced by the arrival of Anthony, an excellent jackeroo of Cameron’s age and Sarah now has two heroes to worship. This is an accurate and fascinating tale of the love of the land and the obsession of dynasty which will fracture a family and yet build and strengthen the love of two young people. A good read worthy of 4 Stars.