Cry to the Wind

Cry to the Wind A turbulent story of life and death amid the years of the Victorian gold rush Adam recently widowed and suffering from melancholia sets out on an overland journey from Sydney in with his two yo

  • Title: Cry to the Wind
  • Author: Dell Brand
  • ISBN: 9781503399068
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • A turbulent story of life and death amid the years of the Victorian gold rush Adam, recently widowed and suffering from melancholia, sets out on an overland journey from Sydney in 1847 with his two young sons Still grieving on his arrival in Melbourne, he leaves the boys in the care of friends and embarks on a further quest to mend his heart Finally returning to MelbourA turbulent story of life and death amid the years of the Victorian gold rush Adam, recently widowed and suffering from melancholia, sets out on an overland journey from Sydney in 1847 with his two young sons Still grieving on his arrival in Melbourne, he leaves the boys in the care of friends and embarks on a further quest to mend his heart Finally returning to Melbourne, he begins working for Joey Gower as the manager of her new hotel in St Kilda Joey and Adam first met years before and Joey is hopeful of rekindling their brief affair However her plans are thwarted when Adam is forced to return to Sydney He later returns to Melbourne and purchases a rural property in the Dandenong Ranges but loses everything in the Black Thursday bushfires of 1851 His melancholia recurs With Victoria attaining its statehood and the gold rush gaining momentum, Joey puts her energy into further expanding her growing empire, opening a string of general stores and two hotels in the goldfields, while Adam enters the transport business with Freeman Cobb As Joey spends time in Ballarat, she meets an American entrepreneur, Bart Montgomery, and her subsequent pregnancy has calamitous consequences for both herself and Adam.

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    • Pam Mooney says:

      An epic adventure! Characters are strong with lots of endearing qualities as well as foibles. I really pulled for them as they faced the tragedies and joys of family and friendships of settling in the 1800's. I suspect many families share these same sins and secrets though they would never speak of it. A good read.

    • Ellie Midwood says:

      “Cry to the Wind” is a very compelling historical fiction, taking place in Australia during the Gold Rush era. Besides the authentic setting and multiple details that bring history to life in front of your eyes, I appreciated the author’s approach of presenting the story from three points of view: one that of Adam, a young hotelier who had just lost his beloved wife Sarah and their little daughter to a shipwreck; one that of Joey, a progressive businesswoman, who becomes his second wife bu [...]

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