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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046650
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $37.00

The Mallee Girl




A heart-warming new rural romance set in the Victorian High Country by the bestselling author of Brumby's Run.

Armed with nothing but some loose change and her beloved dog Duke, Mallee girl Pippa Black has finally found the courage she needs to escape a dangerous relationship. Two cryptic words written on a paper napkin send her in search of the one person who might help her – a long-lost brother she has always dreamed of finding.

Pippa’s quest leads her to the remote town of Currajong, high in the beautiful Victorian alps. As a runaway seeking refuge among strangers, Pippa learns that she’s been mistakenly implicated in a shocking crime. She finds her way to Brumby’s Run, a wild-horse sanctuary, where she begins work assisting the enigmatic farm manager Levi, and becomes entranced by Thowra, a magnificent golden stallion who leads a herd of brumbies in the region. Both man and horse will teach Pippa more about herself than she ever thought possible – including when to run, when to hide, and when to stand up and fight.

Set among the majesty of the High Country snowgums, The Mallee Girl is a moving and heartfelt story about the power of love and the land to heal old wounds, and the freedom that comes in confronting your greatest fears.

‘Transports you into the heart of the high country with this heartfelt story of love and courage. THE MALLEE GIRL cements Jennifer Scoullar as one of my favourite rural romance authors.’ – Rachael Johns

  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046650
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Jennifer Scoullar

Jennifer Scoullar is a bestselling author of Australian rural fiction, and lives with her family on a small property in West Gippsland. Her house is on a hilltop, overlooking valleys of messmate and mountain ash. She grew up on the books of Elyne Mitchell, and all her life she’s ridden and bred horses, in particular Australian stock horses. Jennifer writes page-turning stories set in and around Australia’s magnificent wild places. She has nine published novels, including the bestselling Brumby’s Run, and the historical adventure series The Tasmanian Tales.

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Praise for The Mallee Girl

Transports you into the heart of the high country with this heartfelt story of love and courage. THE MALLEE GIRL cements Jennifer Scoullar as one of my favourite rural romance authors.

Rachael Johns

This is not your typical rural romance. The author covers some pretty heavy topics including domestic violence, racism and dark secrets. This offers the opportunity for readers to reflect on one’s own beliefs and realise that Australia still has a long way to go when dealing with these too often hidden issues. The characters have enough depth to make the storylines believable and relatable and the story is fast paced with adrenaline-pumping final scenes to keep readers interested until the very last page.....I found The Mallee Girl to be an exciting ride through high country. This is a story about love, courage and finding your true self. If you like reading rural romances and love horses then add this book to your must read list for 2022.

Glam Adelaide

This is Jennifer Scoullar at her very best. I love her settings, the relationships she explores, the relationships with dogs and horses. This one is particularly poignant and answers the question 'Why didn't she leave before now?'

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