Mara, a young Australian, falls deeply in love with John, a big-game hunter who lives on the spectacular grasslands of East Africa. He promises everything Mara is looking for, and she joins him there, full of hopes and dreams. But three short years later, their safari lodge is in trouble – and so, too, is their marriage.
When a Hollywood movie crew descends to film on location, Mara knows this could be the lodge’s salvation. The success of the shoot depends on her, and she thrives on her sudden responsibility and independence. But she also finds herself dangerously attracted to the film’s leading man.
A poignant love story set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tanzania, The Hunter’s Wife explores a young woman’s heartfelt struggle to reconcile duty and desire. Amid the gritty reality of the hunter’s world and the make-believe realm of the film-maker, Mara finds that passion must be measured against courage, and that fate will reward the brave.
Praise for The Hunter's Wife
‘A deeply felt love story… an exceptionally good read for the summer.’ – MARIE-FRANCE
‘Out of Africa meets White Mischief in this classy romance … heightened by exquisite descriptions of the glorious landscape and wildlife. A bittersweet, entertaining mix of Hollywood, obsessive love and the unbearable longing for what is not possible – or is it?’ – AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY
‘A moving tale of love, duty and desire.’ – WEEKEND GOLD COAST BULLETIN
‘Captures the very essence of East Africa… one of Australia’s most respected women’s fiction authors.’ – COURIER-MAIL
‘This book has just about everything; there is drama, passion and death… A deeply moving love story… a very fine novel high on reader enjoyment… In a word unputdownable‘ – WEEKLY TIMES
‘Totally satisfying at all levels.’ – AUSTRALIAN COAST TO COAST COUNTRY STYLE
‘Beautifully written and a crowd-pleaser.’ – HERALD SUN