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A moving and insightful family drama about three generations coming to terms with the family matriarch facing her final days.

At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart.

On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her days. Increasingly frail, all she holds dear is threatened not just by crippling drought, but by jealousy and greed – and that’s from within her own family.

Can Felicity, who's battling her own crisis as her fiftieth birthday approaches, protect her mother and reunite her family under the homestead's faded iron roof? Or will sibling rivalries erupt and long-held secrets from the past break a family in crisis?

From award-winning Australian author Helene Young comes a story about family fractures and feuds in later life – and about loved ones being there for each other when it matters the most.

'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'
Carol Seeley, Reading Writing Riesling


'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'

Carol Seeley, Reading, Writing, Riesling

‘Wow! From one of the masters of the romantic suspense genre, Aussie author Helene Young has changed direction, producing an outstanding contemporary family drama I devoured … Return to Roseglen is a poignant look at life in drought-stricken country Queensland ... and at a family riven by bitterness and greed, guilt and grief. The characters are well defined and I must admit to needing the tissues! I hope author Helene Young writes many more in this vein. Her best book yet. Highly recommended.’

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Return To Roseglen ... takes Helene Young's writing to new heights.

Mrs B's Book Reviews

You would be hard pressed to find a better contemporary Australian story than Return To Roseglen. It’s an engaging family drama that taps into some serious and highly relevant social issues that so many people would be able to relate to.

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    July 2, 2018

    Michael Joseph Australia

    384 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook


    July 2, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    384 pages

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