Red Dust (#1)
Gemma Sinclair is grieving the death of her husband, Adam, in a horrific plane crash. She has inherited the 10,000-hectare station his family has worked for generations. Despite huge scepticism from surrounding landowners, Gemma decides not to sell Billbinya, disregarding Adam's dying words that he's in trouble and she must sell the station. As if the job of keeping the station going isn't enough, a wave of innuendo sweeps through the local community about Adam's involvement in cattle and sheep duffing. There are whispers that the plane crash was no accident. Gemma discovers that not only was Adam involved, but has indirectly implicated her by using Billbinya as a holding station for the stolen stock. Intent on clearing her name, Gemma determines to get to the bottom of what was going on. In the process, she's shocked to discover the identities of the masterminds behind the doffing. When Gemma is finally cleared of any wrongdoing, she returns to the family farm, a new love by her side.
After the tragic death of her husband in a light-plane accident, Gemma Sinclair remains haunted by Adam's dying words, not to mention persistent whispers that Adam's death was not an accident...
Fleur McDonald grew up in Orrorroo, South Australia but completed her secondary education in Adelaide. After school she spent a couple of years jillarooing in South Australia and Western Australia. Fleur lives with her husband and two children on a station near Esperance in Western Australia. Fleur is very involved in the daily management of their 8000 acres.