Merryn turned into the High Street and pulled her jacket around her as the force of the wind hit her. She wished she'd brought her rain jacket. It looked like rain.
"Hi, Merryn," a voice called.
She stopped and looked over to see Anthony, whom she was madly in love with, sitting on his motorbike outside the Star Café.
She hurried to him, wanting to put her arms around him and nuzzle her face against his.
"Where are you off to?" he asked.
"I'm going to Marjorie's."
She caught the distain in his voice. Marjorie didn't like Anthony either. She glanced at her watch. "I should be there now so I can’t talk long.” She pretended she didn’t care whether she spoke to him or not. Better not let him think she was desperate for his company.
“What about coming to the Devine’s? It will be more interesting than Marjorie. The Devine’s are having one of their musical afternoons. They’ve got this classical guitarist performing?”
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The first book in the Walara series about a fictional family who lives on a sheep station in the north west of Australia