A passion for photography draws two stories together across time to Mackenzie Crossing
Neville “Pom” Darling is on the hunt for the perfect photograph
Skye Stewart is searching for her long-lost grandfather.
It’s 1939, and Neville, escaping an unhappy marriage and his memories of the Great War, finds himself in Mackenzie Crossing on the day of the terrible Black Friday bushfires. He meets the beautiful Georgie Mackenzie and in an instant knows that she is the subject he has been looking for. As the heat intensifies, Georgie and Neville begin to wonder if they have a future together; but first, they must survive the blaze.
Almost sixty years later, Skye Stewart returns to the area in search of her grandfather. Did he survive the Black Friday bushfires? Who is the exotic woman in the photograph she found? But when she arrives in Elysian, the closest town to where Mackenzie Crossing used to be, she finds more of her hidden past than she bargained for. A more recent past which she would prefer stayed forgotten . . .
‘A rich and vibrant picture of rural Australia and a bygone time.’
The Daily Telegraph on Sweet Wattle Creek