Monday, 6 May 2013

ACRBA Tour - Ellenvale Gold by Amanda Deed

6 - 10 May

is introducing

Ellenvale Gold

(Even Before Publishing November 2012)


Amanda Deed

About the Author

Amanda Deed grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a Christian home, and found faith at an early age. She has followed her passion to serve the Lord through music and literature since her teen years. Now married, with three children, Amanda enjoys the variety of being a mother, finance administrator, musician and historical romance writer. Her debut novel, The Game, won the 2010 CALEB Prize for fiction, and Ellenvale Gold was a finalist for the same prize in 2012. For more information go

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About the Book:

It is the time of Australia’s harsh rogue-filled goldrush of the 1850’s when Miss Penelope Worthington suddenly finds herself orphaned, isolated and alone. With a large sheep station to run single-handedly, she has little option but to enlist the aid of a mysterious, but sinister stranger.
But who is the more treacherous? Gus—the scruffy, trespassing, ex-convict who co-incidentally shows up looking for work just when she desperately needs a farmhand or Rupert—the handsome, wealthy neighbour who would willingly marry her at the drop of a hat and solve her apparent dilemma?
Repeatedly, her faith is tested as she faces the unforgiving elements, deceit, lies and uncertainty. But where and how will it all end? But…is it the end? Will vengeance return or
will Penny’s faith prevail?

My Thoughts:
Great story! Real characters, good plot and a few twists and turns along the way. I could picture what the land was like because I live not too far from where this is set and have driven in the area. Plus the Gospel is preached!!
And then there's the epilogue - only one thing to say about that: there is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a series!
What will happen next?
I'll just have to read the next book to find out.


Michelle said...

Great to read your thoughts on this book ;)

Amanda Deed said...

Hi Beth, thanks for having me on your blog & thanks for the lovely review. :)