Having visited Australia many times, I am fascinated by novels about the early days of the white settlers/invaders in the country. Wide Sky People is a great example of a well-researched story giving great insight into the hardships faced during that time. It follows a couple from Ireland as they leave behind all they know and bravely set off to a new life. We follow the story of them and their family as they endure hardships and successes. The characters are believable and the storyline keeps the pages turning. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can recommend it.
I thoroughly enjoyed the saga of the Thornton family, emigrating from Ireland to Australia in 1840, their first year in Sydney, and their lives thereafter in Central Western New South Wales. The bits of Australia's history liberally sprinkled throughout the Thorton's story were most welcome - like the US, Australia is a country of immigrants who found their way in a new land, and I loved discovering more Australian history. Definitely recommend!