Educating Alice - PB
InformationA true life outback rural romance.
"A girlfriend should know her place, Alice. First comes the mates, then the ute, then his hat, dogs, horses and last of all the girlfriend. Get that right and you might just stick around. Try to jump the queue and you're history."The mouth smiled at me, but his eyes meant business. Well then, I'll just have to be his mate. "Girls can't be mates, Alice." We'll see. What really happens when a city girl becomes a farmers wife?
A footloose city slicker who couldn't tell a bull from a cow was hardly the ideal candidate to answer an ad for a governess on a Mackay cattle station. But Alice Greenup was game for anything, until she was bowled over by a handsome young jackeroo with a devastating smile. It was the start of a whole new way of life as Alice gave up her city life to embrace the bush and all that came with it: horses, cattle, the obsession with rain - and the correct way to wear a hat.
After overcoming more than a few obstacles, the unlikely couple eventually married, moving to Rick's family farm near Kingaroy. Determined to make their own future, they gambled their dreams on a vast property called Jumma. It was a huge risk but with a lot of love, blood, sweat and tears, they were on their way. But one morning they almost lost it all.
When Alices horse bucked her out of the saddle in remote bushland, she was gravely injured. Rick was forced to leave her lying alone, drifting in and out of consciousness, to gallop home for help. Flown by emergency helicopter to Brisbane, Alice had serious liver and brain damage. What followed would test their love to the limit.
If you're a fan of Rachael Treasure, youll love EDUCATING ALICE: a real-life outback love story that proves truth is even better than fiction ...