At the centre of this story, as with others in this series is the loving and beautiful relationship that has developed between a now teenaged aboriginal boy, Jarrah, and his distant cousin the now eleven-year-old Emily. With Emily's father on the run from the Sydney Mob and the police, Emily, her mother and her brother return to her Uncle Iain's Fife station for safety. It doesn't rain much in the outback, but when it does it is a deluge and the residents of Fife, including the many new European residents are about to discover what is meant by a "flash flood".
This series has totally captivated me, as has the writing of Shell. It is a heartwarming and at times harrowing adventure for this family as they address the issues of Aboriginal Land Rights and the assimilation of new migrants into modern Australian society. I am hooked on this series and will be seeing it right to the end. Number three was every bit as good as numbers one and two and I would expect nothing less from number four. Another fine, five-star offering from Shell.
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