I have not had the pleasure of reading a book by Mandy Magro before and I must say it was a wonderful story set in my home state of Queensland Australia. I did not learn that this book was the second book about Rosalee Station the first one being the author's debut novel. So if you are like me you will still able to read this wonderful book and if you are a fan you will get to return to Rosalee Station and learn what has happened since the last book. This is a heartfelt second chance story about a married couple fighting to save their marriage after a tragedy. This book hits on some strong topics Death, alcoholism and marriage breakdowns. This book is a true Australian read with Aussie slang and lingo throughout. I received an ARC copy from NetGalley of this book that I am reviewing honestly and voluntary.
Sarah Walsh is giving her husband one last chance to get his life back on track and to leave the bottle on the shelf. She can no longer keep fighting for the both of them when every day is a struggle to take a step towards a new future, she must learn to cope with the tragedy that happened at Rosalee station.
Matt Walsh cannot go a day without drinking the pain and memories away to make it to the next day. But this is not doing his eight-year marriage any good he can’t do lose her as well. Will a wake-up call give Matt the strength to do what he must not just for Sarah but for himself. Grief, forgiveness and healing seem like a long way away but Matt sets off back to Rosalee Station to try and find the answers and the man he once was. Home is the outback and the beauty and isolation of Rosalee station might just be better than any doctors medication or any therapy session.
Is it too late to say the marriage and love they once had together?
Can healing bring them back together again?
Or will Matt continue to punish himself for the accident?
This is an author I will be looking out for in the future as I really enjoyed this Australian story after reading a lot of books set in the USA of late. Nothing like a homegrown book to have you all warm and fuzzy.
Bestselling Australian Author returns the world of her novel, Rosalee Station, with a new tragic and harrowing story of love and second chances, set deep in the heart of the Australian outback. Can they find the path to forgiveness and healing, or will grief keep them apart forever?After eight years of marriage, Sarah Walsh had thought she and Matt would be together forever. But when a fatal accident serves up the cruellest punishment any mother could face, their relationship falters. Sarah is helpless as Matt flies off the rails – she braves one last–ditch attempt to try and make him see they need to work together to get through the heartache. But will it be enough? And what about her – how does she go on alone?Reeling from devastation and guilt, Matt gets the wakeup call he needs to save his marriage before it's too late. But the way forward is littered with obstacles, and he can see it's only by returning to the outback beauty and isolation of Rosalee Station that he has any chance to reclaim the man he once was. But will this separation end up costing him everything?