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Tragedy Betrayal HopeAfter losing their only child Roslyn and Grady Balfour's lives are destroyed shattering their perfect marriage When Ros discovers Grady's infidelity it sets their love on a destructive downward spiral Grady hopes that three months together camping will When Grady Balfour asked his wife Ros to accompany him on a three month camping trip through outback Australia she just didn’t think she could do it Ros hated camping – but she also knew it had been a lifelong dream of Grady’s The past six years had been hard on them both – the loss of their beautiful four year old son in a hit and run accident; an accident which had almost taken Grady’s life as well – meant their lives had changed irrevocably Nothing would ever be the same; and since Ros had discovered his affair she wasn’t even sure she wanted to try with their marriageBut something made Ros say yes to Grady; the happiness they had both had before Cadel’s birth and during his short life were the best years of her life Surely it was worth working on it together to discover if their love was strong enough to overcome the obstacles they’d been through The journey would test the limit of their fragile relationship – and as they slowly settled into life on the road; meeting strangers in campsites the challenges of setting up camp the heat and the sheer desolation of the vast outback; both Ros and Grady knew they had a long way to go if the trust was to return Could they do it Would they do it But as they travelled through the red dirt spinifex and mud after the deluges of rain the grief and secrets still ate away at them bothI thoroughly enjoyed Outback Promise by Aussie author Maggie Bolitho This is my first by this author and I was very impressed Deeply emotional heart wrenchingly sad at times it was also filled with hope and love Well crafted characters flawed and never perfect make this novel an excellent read and one I have no hesitation in recommending highlyWith thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this copy in exchange for my honest review

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Outback PromiseT they've lost Forced to battle the challenges of the other travelers along with the dangers of the harsh outback their only chance for survival lies in facing the secrets of the past Will Ros and Grady find a way to hold onto each other when everything else has fallen apa 45 out of 5 starsReviewed by me as part of Rosie Amber's Book Review TeamI liked this book a lot Maggie Bolitho has the sort of innate gift for the written word that makes my editingcritiuing hat fall off unnoticed allowing me to just read and enjoy which is of course the best wayOutback Promise is about the marriage of Ros and Grady Six years after their four year old son Cadel was killed in a tragic accident their marriage has faltered and they decide to go on a three month trip across the Australian Outback to 'find each other' again This story was not one that immediately appealed to me as the subject matter of a family losing a child is possibly the last I'd want to read about I am childfree and like to read for escapism mostly but the Outback aspect appealed a great deal as it's something I'd love to doI was pleasantly surprised The first half of the book follows one of my favourite structures alternating chapters between past and present to show how the characters got to where they're at now I didn't find the bits about Cadel's death and Ros and Grady's subseuent pain to be something I had to wade through at all as I'd feared; Ms Bolitho's writing is clear and spare never wordy or contrived and it was actually very movingThe Outback trip starts approximately half way through and at first I feared that I was about to read pages and pages of emotional zig zagging but it picked up uickly with two notable highlights a ghastly couple called Nestor and Max who they met at one campsite I loved them a terrific piece of writing they were drawn so perfectly I could actually see them and an encounter with a couple of poachersI very much enjoyed reading about the trip; I would have liked to read description about the landscape and how they reacted to it but that's only personal preference; the book is about the marriage after all My favourite characters tended to be the secondary ones but they all 'worked' I didn't particularly warm to Grady and only a little to Ros who I found a trifle self absorbed though this isn't a criticism of the book; Ros is a woman with much 'baggage' and she began to understand herself better as the story came to a close There was one incident near the end that really spoke to me Grady had been out on a boat with friends she'd stayed behind because she suffered from seasickness Afterwards she was expecting him home and wanted to do the romantic dinner thing but he stayed in the pub having a rip roaring time with his friends He wanted her to join him but she said no because it didn't fit in with her idealistic image of how their evening would be I wanted to shout at her Go He wants you to be there think about what he wants and be spontaneous because Grady didn't want a 'romantic' meal he just wanted her to join him I was completely absorbed in the story all the time I was reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written contemporary relationship based drama I'll certainly read by this author

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kindle æ Outback Promise Ô ebook Ú johnscyclingdiary È ✵ Outback Promise Epub ✸ Author Maggie Bolitho – Tragedy Betrayal HopeAfter losing their only child Roslyn and Grady Balfour's lives are destroyed shattering their perfect marriage When Ros discovers Grady'sRekindle what was lost so long ago Attempting to repair their broken marriage Ros and Grady set out on a journey of self discovery and redemption deep into the Australian outback Packing resentment and bitterness along with them on their uest the couple struggles with wha After ten years of marriage Ros and Grady are stuck in a rut Grady's solution is to put their relationship into 4wd literally Ros has never been interested in camping but decides to pull her head out of the sand and tackle the harsh outback of central Australia with Grady Will Ros and Grady be able learn to communicate again and recover their relationshipOk so I might have overdone it a little with the 4wd references but I needed some light hearted relief after the emotional rollercoaster I went through reading Outback Promises It is told between two timelines the day Ros and Grady's son was killed and the current day where they are embarking on an a grey nomadesue trip through central Australia Go away spell check I can make up words if I like Being a mother and wife I found many of the scenes confronting and emotionally touching or like emotionally punching I loved the familiar Australian setting and always get excited when a character visits the town I live in I found Ros likable and relatable I can be a bit naive and avoid conflict too I loved seeing her strengthen and grow throughout her journey I didn't take to Grady straight away but by the end I loved him too I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review