When the Storm Breaks (Queensland Chronicles Book #3): A Novel

When the Storm Breaks (Queensland Chronicles Book #3): A Novel

by Bonnie Leon

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When the Storm Breaks (Queensland Chronicles Book #3): A Novel by Bonnie Leon

A terrible drought has settled on Thornton Creek and has parched both the land and the strength of all who live there. After a devastating fire eats up most of Douloo and leaves them with barely enough to survive, Daniel and Rebecca Thornton are forced to go to extremes to provide for their growing family. With fear and uncertainty weighing heavy on his heart, Daniel makes an ill-advised investment with a shady businessman from Brisbane. But at what price? What will happen when they can't pay their dues? Could this deal cost them the very home they are trying to save?

The captivating conclusion to the Queensland Chronicles, When the Storm Breaks is a compelling tale of hope, prayer, and learning to trust in a loving God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441239419
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: Queensland Chronicles , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 304,335
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bonnie Leon is the best-selling author of more than ten historical fiction novels. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Glide, Oregon.
Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of many historical romance novels, including Touching the Clouds and Wings of Promise. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.

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When the Storm Breaks 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed historical fiction, and especially Bonnie Leon's WWII stories, though I admit I haven't read anything written by her in about six years. For some reason When the Storm Breaks didn't excite me very much. Maybe because it was the third book in a series and I hadn't read the first two? I liked the characters, the setting, the culture in Australia (then called Queensland because it was the 1870s) and the Aboriginal peoples. However, the conflict wasn't very unique. It was another 'western-type' story where someone was going to lose their land due to harsh conditions. Then when the bank wouldn't loan the rancher the money, the man went to a loan shark--something like a 19th Century mobster who charged ridiculously high interest and extracted their payment in flesh if it didn't mean their requirements. Then, of course, the cattle must be nearly wiped out so the rancher's means of payment is trashed. Normally that would be a reasonable amount of tension for me, but I've read several stories like that lately, so maybe that's what bugged me. I did like the spiritual theme in regards to the heroine's witness to the native woman whom she called 'friend', though in Queensland that was frowned upon just like whites associating with slaves in the south. Overall it was a good story. I just didn't hold my breath. Ironically, I read the story straight through. I think it's because I kept hoping I would really care about what happened in the story. Yeah, there was a ranch hand who was unjustly hanged. That did get to me a bit. But otherwise the story failed to jerk my heart-chain. At the end of the novel I was disappointed because I wanted to feel more, but then the story was over. So for fans who enjoy historical fiction, you may like this one. I thought it was good, just not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You even try dissapers in a pit of flames
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was rather slow moving. It took a long time for the conflict with Marshall to resolve then the book ended rather abruptly. I think the book could have benefitted from an epilogue especially since it was the last book of the series. I did really enjoy how Daniel and Rebecca's relationship grew through the series and also how they grew as individuals.