The Homestead Girls

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eBook 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 li

eBook 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 Ross and her boss Morgan very friendly and instantly she felt she'd made the right decision in moving. She only hoped that in time Mia would feel the same, but Billy had her doubts on that. Soretta Byrnes was distraught and very upset when her grandfather was hurt in a farming accident. Her worry wasn't only for her grandfather, but also for Blue Hills station. With the drought season upon them, Soretta was struggling to keep things going and she was in fear of losing everything. When the idea was suggested to her to open the station to boarders, Soretta thought she'd give it a go in the hope it would get her through the drought. Once Billie, Mia and Daphne moved into the station, Soretta started to feel as if things were starting to improve. Billie, Mia and Daphne enjoyed the their beautiful surroundings and once eighty year old Lorna moved in they all seemed very settled. But just when everything was going well for Billie and Mia it looked like things were about to change. The Homestead Girls is a wonderful rural story of friendship, romance, hardships in the outback as well as a bit of suspense. A really enjoyable read which I have no hesitation in recommending highly. . The Homestead Girls are Books 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 .. Fiona McArthur has worked as a rural midwife for many years She is a clinical midwifery educator, mentors midwifery students, and is involved with obstetric emergency education for midwives and doctors from all over Australia.Fiona s love of writing has seen her sell over two million books in twelve languages She s been a midwifery expert for MotherBaby magazine and is the author of the nonfiction works The Don t Panic Guide to Birth and Breech Baby A Guide for Parents.She lives on an often swampy farm in northern New South Wales with her husband, some livestock, and a blue heeler named Reg She s constantly taking photographs of sunrise and sunset and loves that researching her books allows her to travel to remote places.. Bestseller Kindle 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 Ross and her boss Morgan very friendly and instantly she felt she'd made the right decision in moving. She only hoped that in time Mia would feel the same, but Billy had her doubts on that. Soretta Byrnes was distraught and very upset when her grandfather was hurt in a farming accident. Her worry wasn't only for her grandfather, but also for Blue Hills station. With the drought season upon them, Soretta was struggling to keep things going and she was in fear of losing everything. When the idea was suggested to her to open the station to boarders, Soretta thought she'd give it a go in the hope it would get her through the drought. Once Billie, Mia and Daphne moved into the station, Soretta started to feel as if things were starting to improve. Billie, Mia and Daphne enjoyed the their beautiful surroundings and once eighty year old Lorna moved in they all seemed very settled. But just when everything was going well for Billie and Mia it looked like things were about to change. The Homestead Girls is a wonderful rural story of friendship, romance, hardships in the outback as well as a bit of suspense. A really enjoyable read which I have no hesitation in recommending highly.

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    Fiona McArthur has worked as a rural midwife for many years She is a clinical midwifery educator, mentors midwifery students, and is involved with obstetric emergency education for midwives and doctors from all over Australia.Fiona s love of writing has seen her sell over two million books in twelve languages She s been a midwifery expert for MotherBaby magazine and is the author of the nonfiction works The Don t Panic Guide to Birth and Breech Baby A Guide for Parents.She lives on an often swampy farm in northern New South Wales with her husband, some livestock, and a blue heeler named Reg She s constantly taking photographs of sunrise and sunset and loves that researching her books allows her to travel to remote places.

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  • 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 Ro [...]


  • 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 Billie ha [...]


  • 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 t [...]


  • 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 friend [...]


  • I wasn t sure about this book heading into it, but it grabbed me and didn t let go I would have liked 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 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 who h [...]




  • 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 authoritarian bos [...]


  • 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 i [...]


  • 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 issues are expo [...]


  • 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 Blake, insta [...]


  • 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 easy read.


  • 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 interested Once again, Fiona McArthur takes us on a journey that is quintessentially Australian, livin [...]


  • 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 is [...]


  • 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, which [...]


  • 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 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 all at [...]


  • 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.



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