Throughout her moving and epic tale set during the Second World War, first-time author, Irene Drummond, enthrals the reader with the adventures of the Land Army Girls. Sent to outback Queensland, the Land Army volunteered to help out landowners whose children and workers were fighting overseas.
This very moving and entertaining book spans several years of war and encompasses almost every situation that war throws at mankind: wartime tragedies, romances, prisoner of war camps, conscientious objectors, fighting in the trenches, war-based hospitals and nurses, the experiences of fighting men and women in Malaya and Singapore and the painful aftermath of war.
The experiences of the Land Army Girls and all with whom they come in contact are heart-warming. The courage of the characters, the parallel life being lived in the outback, far from the fighting but deeply affected by it and the final chapters which tell of the slow and painful recovery of returned prisoners of war and fighting men will captivate the reader.
This book is an uplifting story of courage in a terrible time. The characters are true-blue Australian and the era is one of mateship, both at home and on the fighting front.