Challinor, Deborah,

Band of gold / Deborah Challinor. - 319 pages ; 24 cm - Smuggler's wife ; 3 . - Challinor, Deborah. Smuggler's wife ; 3. .

"When the Yarrowee River bursts its banks, Rian Farrell, a dashing Irish sea captain and part-time gunrunner, disappears in the torrential flood. Believing herself a widow, the headstrong and passionate Kitty Farrell′s heart is left in tatters after the sudden death of her beloved husband. In her grief, she finally succumbs to the attractions of his long-time shipmate, Daniel, who has loved her from afar for many years. The consequences are disastrous, and will challenge Kitty Farrell both physically and mentally. The resulting novel is a heady mix of powerful relationships and memorable, passionate characters, whose compelling story plays out against a skilfully depicted and utterly realistic backdrop of Old Ballarat. An accomplished novelist and professional historian, experienced author Deborah Challinor brings her extensive skills as a bestselling author of historical romance to bear in creating a story that will resonate in your heart for a very long time." --


Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Gold mines and mining--Fiction.


New Zealand fiction--21st century,
Historical fiction.