There’s nothing better than realising a lifelong dream, and three years ago that’s exactly what happened for local author, Darry Fraser. Her first novel, Daughter of the Murray was published with Harlequin Mira, a division of Harper Collins.

Since then, three more novels and a novella have been published – Where the Murray River Runs, The Widow of Ballarat, novella The Drover Comes Home for Christmas, and this year, The Good Woman of Renmark.

Lauded as a best selling author since 2016, Ms Fraser is considered a brand leader in Australian historical fiction as booksellers around the country attest to the popularity of her fast paced adventures. Meticulously researched, three books have been set along the Murray River, and another on the Ballarat goldfields. The recurring theme throughout is of strength in adversity, honour, passion, and swift retribution.

The Good Woman of Renmark is the third in the ‘Murray’ series, and although a stand alone novel, the reader will meet characters from previous stories.

Adventure, history and romance combine in this thrilling 19th century journey in the South Australian bush along the mighty Murray River, and in the company of a determined heroine.

Forced to defend herself and a friend from assault, Maggie flees downriver on a paddle steamer. With death at her heels, she begins to realise that Sam, someone she left behind long ago, might be the very person to help in her hour of need. The further Maggie runs, the more she discovers there are some things she cannot escape.

The new book was launched in Kingscote at Amadio Wine Bar,  on November  22 ahead of a three-state book tour.

Full itinerary here: