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    'Jessica' is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds.

    A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob - but will justice prevail in the courts?

    Nine months later, a baby is born . . . with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity. The rivalry of Jessica and her beautiful sister for the love of the same man will echo throughout their lives - until finally the truth must be told.

    Set in the harsh Australian bush against the outbreak of World War I, this novel is heartbreaking in its innocence, and shattering in its brutality.
    Grab a box of tissues because this is Courtenay at his best. This book is about everything we, as human beings hold, family, pride, friendship and the basic need of survival. An Australian classic set in the New South Wales outback, spanning from the outbreak of World War One through to the Depression, this book will evoke emotions you didn't think you had. It follows the life of Jessica, a young girl in the bush who must keep her head held high and fight for truth, justice and the true meaning of love. Uplifting and heart breaking all mixed into one must read novel. - Belinda
    Charlestown, 03/02/2016
    Favourite book of all time!!
    This is the life story of a girl from the outback. Set in early times when cars were a luxury, it follows her journey through life, love, loss and betrayal. This book has everything and tells an amazing tale. Be prepared to laugh, cry and smile your way through this book. Trust me on this, I have read it 6 times since I was 13. Definately my favourite book!!
    Melissa, 12/12/2008

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