When the Snow Gums Dance
+ Song of the Bellbirds


TWO BESTSELLING AUSTRALIAN FAMILY SAGAS IN ONE VOLUME


1.WHEN THE SNOW GUMS DANCE

There is an old Australian legend that says if two people kiss beneath the snow gums, the love that results will be more potent and more passionate than any other on the face of the earth.

Impetuous and uninhibited,Snowy Mountains resident Kylie Harris dreams of becoming a ski instructor to the rich and famous. Yet when tragedy shatters her carefree existence, she is forced reassess her life.

Working as an aid worker in the wilds of Papua New Guinea, Kylie is reunited with her soul mate, Danno O’Keefe.Not everyone, however, can be trusted and happiness is an elusive gift. Heartbroken Kylie is convinced she will never again love sodeeply or so passionately, and isdetermined to move forward.But can she find the courage to let go of her past?

Legend of the Snowgums
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2. SONG OF THE BELLBIRDS

From the steps of the Sydney Opera House came international acclaim...but at a price.

All young Lizzie Foster wants to do is sing, ride the boundaries of her family’s Queensland property and dream of one day performing on stage. But when a freak storm hits the area, wreaking havoc, she swears never to sing another note.Others, however, are not quite so willing to let her remarkable talent go to waste.But it is Lizzy alone who will ultimately decide if the price she must pay to sing is too high.

From the vast wheatfields of Queensland to the plush opera houses and concert halls of Europe and America, Anne McCullagh Rennie takes the reader backstage in the exciting world of opera, where love and tragedy are nightly performances.

Bellbirds Poem
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Anne McCullagh Rennie 2013