For the Love of the Land

A Novel

series: Queensland Chronicles

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Nearly a year after moving to Queensland, Australia, Rebecca Thornton has learned to love her new home and the sometimes unforgiving land. But living in the Outback has its challenges. A drought has settled on Thornton Creek, and Douloo Station has been hit hard. A visit from Aunt Mildred and the birth of Rebecca's first child have kept Rebecca busy, but she still wishes she could be more help to her husband as he tirelessly struggles to save the family home. As the drought continues, Rebecca can only pray for peace for her husband and for the much-needed rain on which their survival depends.

For the Love of the Land, book two in the Queensland Chronicles, is a story of hope, prayer, and trust in the One who always provides, even in the toughest of times.


"When Bonnie Leon took an independent, fore-thinking young Boston woman of 1871 to an outback cattle station in Australia she set the scene for plenty of conflict. An overly domineering father-in-law, Rebecca's own hesitation in loving her seemingly spineless husband combined with several good twists makes this an engaging novel that clearly shows the redeeming power of love and forgiveness."--Lauraine Snelling , author, Red River of the North Series

The Author

  1. Bonnie Leon

    Bonnie Leon

    Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of many historical romance novels, including Touching the Clouds and Wings of Promise. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband,...

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"An extremely satisfying and enjoyable read. This is a saga that historical readers will not want to miss. I can't wait to see what happens next in the Thornton's lives."--Tracy Farnsworth,

"A first-rate historical romance."--Library Journal

"Australians Daniel and Rebecca Thornton find their faith and love put to the test once more after a severe drought and a devastating fire destroy their home and land. This fitting close to Leon's entertaining historical 'Queensland Chronicles' series is an absorbing account of farmers facing nature. The characters make mistakes, sometimes big ones, but their vulnerability serves to make them even more appealing; recommended."--Library Journal