Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser
1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria
Living with her foster family on the banks of the River Murray, Georgina Calthorpe is dreading the return of their son, Dane MacHenry. She knows he will direct his fury about the declining state of the crumbling homestead at her. Proven right, Georgina flees, but when Dane learns she has stolen his prized stallion, he gives chase.
As their fates become intertwined with a businessman keeping a dark secret who offers Georgina apparent security in marriage, none of them could imagine the toll the changing social landscape will have. Will Georgina's path lead her into grave danger, or will she survive and fulfil her destiny?
The Girl From Eureka by Cheryl Adnams
Gold miner Indy Wallace wants nothing more than to find enough gold to give her mother an easier life. Falling for British Army Lieutenant Will Marsh, who has been posted to Ballarat to protect the Crown gold, was never part of the plan - in the eyes of immigrant miners, soldiers are the enemy.
As Will and Indy's attraction grows, the unrest between miners and the military reaches breaking point, testing the pair's loyalties. Can their love survive their battle of ideals? And will any of them survive the battle of the Eureka Stockade?