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Nov 30 2011

Edwina Downs by Wendy Altschwager

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Norwood, SA.: Peacock Publication, 2011. ISBN 1921601442.
(Age: 15+) Rural life. This is the sequel to Runaway, Robbie now with his newly found twin sister Maggie run the magnificent property Edwina Downs with the help of Robert Thornton and good farm help in the form of his best friend, Jake. Following a freak accident Jake has been offered a job as the new overseer.
They have many challenges and learning experiences connected to the property but the love of horses and the many friends he has formed seem to make Robbie almost content. He also meets Harry again after a long time and can't get her out of his mind. Life at Edwina Downs is never dull and they learn to deal with the new challenges, with Robbie finding love and a sense of belonging with his new found family.
A book about a teenager with no real sense of family and belonging who now has everything and more then he has ever thought possible.
The characters and places are easy to relate to of country life, with all the fun and hardships that go with it. A great read for people interested in horses, rodeos, family, relationships and all things connected to country living.
Deb David

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