The Heart of Thornton Creek
series: Queensland Chronicles
- Pub. Date
- Jan 2005
After falling for a handsome young Australian named Daniel Thornton, Rebecca Williams gives up her life in high society Boston and follows him to his father's cattle station deep in the bush country of late 1800s Queensland.
As she acclimates herself to her new surroundings and her new family, Rebecca is unpleasantly surprised to find that Daniel's father, Bertram, not only runs the prosperous cattle station, but also runs his son's life. And his influence doesn't stop there. It seems to Rebecca that Bertram oppresses his wife, his servants, his ranch hands, and even the rest of the townsfolk in Thornton Creek!
Can Rebecca adjust to her awkward surroundings? Will she ever be able to get along with Bertram's bullying? Or will he drive Rebecca and Daniel apart once and for all?
"The debut title in Leon's new Queensland Chronicles series is a first-rate historical romance and should please fans of this genre. Recommended."--Library Journal
"The Heart of Thornton Creek by Bonnie Leon is so much fun to read. It is always a joy to find a book that really takes you to its time period and through its landscape. The romance within the novel is charming and the entire book is 'good, clean, fun'--a refreshing change from the typical 'romance' novel."--Rebecca Wire, www.roundtablereviews.com
"This character driven historical tale will grip the audience once Rebecca and Bertram meet. Together, they make for a deep look at clashing cultures in the opening saga of the Queensland Chronicles."--Harriet Klausner, Klausner's Bookshelf
"Good historical fiction. The story can be enjoyed on more than one level, the obvious story for some, and the deeper truths for others."--Christian Library Journal