Red Dust

After the tragic death of her husband in a light-plane accident, Gemma Sinclair is left with the daunting task of managing the vast outback station he’s bequeathed her.

Published: 1st March 2010


“From the wool-greased floors of the shearing shed to the surging creeks ‘coming down’ after a sudden storm, Fleur McDonald writes about a life and a country she knows from the inside out.”


Book Synopsis

After the death of her husband, Adam, in a horrific plane crash, Gemma Sinclair defies community expectations – and Adam’s dying words – by taking on the daunting task of managing the 100,000-hectare station he bequeathed her.

As if Gemma’s grief and looking after Billbinya Station aren’t enough, a wave of innuendo sweeps the community that Adam’s death was no accident.

Struggling to uncover the truth of these rumours while battling to keep Billbinya afloat, Gemma wonders if she’ll ever find peace – or love – again.

“… Red Dust is an inspirational story about a strong woman dealing with adversity… It’s satisfying to read a straight-talking yarn in an authentic setting that doesn’t shy away from the big issues of contemporary life on the land.”


“Red Dust is a beautifully written novel which pulls together Australia’s harsh bush lifestyle, the wonderful people who make this country and their never ending determination to succeed.”


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