BA Features: Reach for the Dream by Anne McCullagh Rennie

Welcome to BA’s Book Features showcasing a small collection of books to be released this week, or showcasing a special feature as part of a blog tour and promotion event. If you’d like to have your book featured on Bookish Ardour please send an enquiry.

Author Anne McCullagh Rennie and her newest release Reach for the Dream


Reach for the Dream by Anne McCullagh RennieIn the summer of 1952 eight year old Alice Ferguson’s idyllic childhood is brought to an abrupt end by a savage bushfire. Alice’s father takes her and younger brother Ben to live with his sister’s family in the tiny town of Billabrin, in the Black Soil Plains of New South Wales…and then walks out of their lives for ever. Lost and lonely, Alice finds comfort with the animals and in the beauty of the land she loves and dreams of one day breeding the best wool in the country.

Spurred on by an indomitable spirit, she steps into the elite world of Cambridge University, far from the life she knew. Only the belief that she can reach her dream sustains her through further heartbreak and disaster…but nothing can prepare her for the treachery of her jealous cousin or the betrayal of the only man she ever loved.

Reach For the Dream is a classic Australian tale told against the harsh compelling beauty of the Outback and the rolling hills of England, It is an uplifting saga of courage, determination and enduring love from one of Australia’s leading storytellers.


Anne McCullagh Rennie

About the Author

Anne McCullagh Rennie has written six novels, including Ride With the Wind, Song of the Bellbirds and When Snow GumsDance, all of which were bestsellers in Europe. Born in England, Anne studied music in London and Vienna and was concert manager with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, and BBC Training Orchestra, Bristol.

She married and moved to Sydney, Australia where she now lives with her Australian husband and two daughters. 

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