Power of Pinjarra (Australian Destiny Book #2) by Sandra Dengler
Book 2 in the new Australian Destiny Series
Southwestern Queensland at the turn-of-the-century is the adventure setting for Power of Pinjarra. One of the first inland areas settled by the Europeans near the beginning of the Outback, this had become an area rich in cattle=raising and the mining of opals. From the Aboriginal element to the pioneering advances of the gospel, here is a fascinating story with memorable characters.
Ross Sheldon is a large landowner who envisions a cattle empire which will give him absolute power and opwn important political doors. He stands in the forefront of the potential cattle barons, has all the law and the profits in his back pocket, and reasons that he can get away with murder. Standing in his way are the small Aboriginal tribes of the area, a defiant family called the Frobels, and young seminary graduate Luke Vinson and his wife Margaret who were introduced to readers in Code of Honor.
This story of a nation of rogues, adventurers and dreamers sounds the gospel theme: Out of what appears to be ultimate evil comes ultimate good.