on 01 August, 2013

New work: Currawong Creek

by Jennifer Scoullar

Jennifer Scoullar's new book Currawong Creek is now released by Penguin.

Currawong Creek cover The latest book by the author of Brumbies Run is now available in Penguin.

It is the story of Clare Mitchell, a young Brisbane lawyer who is very caught up in her career. When she becomes the unlikely guardian of a little boy, a problem foster child named Jack, her ordered life is turned upside down. In desperation she takes leave of her job and goes with Jack to Currawong Creek, her grandfather’s Clydesdale stud at Merriang in the foothills of the beautiful Bunya Mountains. Clare arrives to find part of the property leased by a local vet, Tom Lord. Tom is an advocate of equine therapy for traumatised children.

Jack falls in love with Currawong’s animals, and Clare falls in love with Tom and the life of a country vet. But trouble is coming, in the form of the Pyramid mining company. A vast coal seam gas field lies beneath the picturesque town of Merriang. This discovery threatens to not only destroy Clare’s new-found happiness, but also the peace and beauty of the land she loves.