Head Over Heels: A Story of Tragedy, Triumph and Romance in the Australian Bush by Sam Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A wonderfully uplifting and inspirational story of one man’s determination to overcome his disability and work the land he loved so much. When most would have given up on life, Sam Bailey forged ahead, beat the odds, and showed “his old mate, Quadriplegia” how it’s done. Proof that determination and will power can beat anything, especially when you have the right people by your side to cheer you on. This was also an amazing story of how true love can see beyond limitations.
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Head Over Heels
At the age of 19, a young farmer, Sam Bailey, miscalculated a bend in the road, overturned his ute and became a quadriplegic. After months of struggle, he learned how to resume his life as a farmer, running a sheep and cattle property in northwest New South Wales. then he met and fell in love with Jenny Black, an ABC Rural journalist, proposed to her on air, and the rest is history. Jenny tells Sam’s story in his own laconic, wry style. By turns romantic, funny and moving, it affirms the strength of iron-willed determination and the power of love.
Absolutely thrilled with the reviews coming in for Secrets at Wongan Creek. Thank you, readers 🙂
This review is from: Secrets At Wongan Creek (Kindle Edition)
I sat down thinking I would just start reading Secrets at Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees. Usually I read for a while then come back to the book later but this book gripped me so that I forgot the time, reading it straight through. It has been a long time since I have done that. On my reader it was 168 pages so that’s quite a one-stop read but I was so involved in Tameka’s dire situation that all else around me fell by the wayside.
Part murder mystery, part childhood friends/ first and only love reunion, part family drama and all great story, this is one compelling read. The first book I have read by Juanita Kees but certainly not the last. The characters in first book in the series play a minor role in Secrets at Wongan Creek. Finding their book, Whispers at Wongan Creek, on sale I snatched it up, eager now to read more by this author.
The farming difficulties suggested in the preview does not even begin to prepare me for the twists and turns I did not see coming. This is an upcoming author with an amazing ability to tell a story.
An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley.