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Australia: Search for Tomorrow/Search for Yesterday/Search for Today/Search for the Star (Inspirational Romance Collection) Paperback – January 1, 2000


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Go down under with a contemporary collection of three complete novels and one novella.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577486412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577486411
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,371,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

See Mary's website on www.mary@mary-hawkins.com for more details.

Mary grew up on the Darling Downs in Queensland and went to school and trained as a registered nurse in Toowoomba. For over more than 48 years, she has enjoyed being a minister's wife in Australia, England and on three short term mission trips to Africa in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana. Mother and grandmother, she lives with her semi-retired husband Ray, also a published author, in Tasmania, Australia

Her first novel was published in 1993 by Barbour Publishing in America. She had five Harlequin Mills and Boon medical novels published until she had to decide which publisher to continue writing for. Her heart dictated she continue writing her first love - inspirational romance novels for Barbour. Since then, with 19 titles released she now has well over 820,000 books sold. AUSTRALIA, her first 4-in-1 Barbour anthology of her contemporary Heartsong inspirational romances was a CBA best seller. Her AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK, containing four historical Heartsongs, was released in 2003. Three single title inspirational romance novels were published by Ark House Press in Australia. RETURN TO BARAGULA was shortlisted in the Australian CALEB award. Book Two, OUTBACK FROM BARAGULA, was released in 2009 and Book Three, JUSTICE AT BARAGULA was also a finalist in the Omega CALEB award. All four of her GREAT SOUTHLAND historical book series and three SEARCH contemporary book series have been released again by Truly Yours Digital Editions as e-books on Amazon and elswhere. She is currently working on another single title, Her Outback Cowboy, and Delayed Dreams, a spin-off story from her DAMAGED DREAMS which is also now available again as an e-book. MORE ABOUT THOSE TWO NEW BOOKS LATER.

Mary enjoys sharing with other writers and is a member of several writing groups like Romance Writers of Australia, Society Women Writers Tasmania, Omega Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers. When she has time from family, speaking appointments and writing, she shares on blogs sites, Facebook and Goodreads.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephen and Deborah Embree on October 19, 2002
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Australia with Four Inspirational Love Stories From Down Under joins hearts and hands of a family as each novel reveals more and more about this particular group of relatives. While recovering from a tragic car accident that kills her fiance and family, Gail finds another path with Jim. Hillie finds love and her roots at the same time with nice pastor Rance Telford. Beth and Arthur find their love for one another only grows after he becomes crippled in a wheelchair and must rely on her for moral, spiritual and family support. Last but not least Aunt Jean, the
persevering nurse who cares for all, finds Christmas happiness with an old flame. I enjoyed this book and feel lucky to have read it! Australia is the perfect backdrop for these lovely stories!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2001
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I read a lot of books Christian and otherwise and I have to say this is one of the worst books I've read in a long time. Actally since I started this book over a month ago I have put it down and read 4 other books in between. I just didn't feel that it was a well written book. When the author was describing how the characters reacted to a situation or comment from another character she was very redundant. It seems like everyone was giving Sharp looks and Piercing glances it just didn't make the characters seem real made them all seem alike.
I'm still not done with the book only about 50 pages left, I don't like to leave a book unread once I start it not even a poorly written one. I will be glad when I can finally close the chaper on this one.
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