Burning Fields

Burning Fields Review

1948. The world is struggling to regain a sense of balance after the devastation of World War II, and the sugar cane-growing community of Piri River in northern Queensland is no exception.

As returned servicemen endeavour to adjust to their pre-war lives, women who had worked for the war effort are expected to embrace traditional roles once more.

Rosie Stanton finds it difficult to return to the family farm after years working for the Australian Women’s Army Service. Reminders are everywhere of the brothers she lost in the war and she is unable to understand her father’s contempt for Italians, especially the Conti family next door. When her father takes ill, Rosie challenges tradition by managing the farm, but outside influences are determined to see her fail.

Desperate to leave his turbulent history behind, Tomas Conti has left Italy to join his family in Piri River. Tomas struggles to adapt in Australia—until he meets Rosie. Her easy-going nature and positive outlook help him forget the life he’s escaped. But as their relationship grows, so do tensions between the two families until the situation becomes explosive.

When a long-hidden family secret is discovered and Tomas’s mysterious past is revealed, everything Rosie believes is shattered. Will she risk all to rebuild her family or will she lose the only man she’s ever loved?

Title:Burning Fields

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Katie B

    3.5 starsI'll admit I decided to read this book because it sounded like it would be a nice, little romance taking place in Australia a few years after World War 2. I was actually pleasantly surprised ...

  • Sharon

    This brilliantly written story takes place in 1948 not long after the Second World War. After many years of working for the Australian Women's Army Service Rosie Stanton heads home to the family farm....

  • Brenda

    Rosie Stanton was heading home from Brisbane to her family’s cane farm, Tulpil in Piri River, northern Queensland. Her thoughts were in turmoil – she knew her parents, especially her father would ...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comBurning Fields, the latest novel from Australian author Alli Sinclair, melds together love, the past, war and sacrifice, all within the one involving tale. Sincla...

  • Kylie D

    A wonderful book that sees Rosie returning to her family home, a cane farm in far north Queensland, after spending the years of the WW2, and those just after it, in Brisbane. Even though both of her b...

  • Veronica ??

    3.5 Stars I love Alli Sinclair’s books and was excited to read a book where one of my favourite authors joined one of my favourite genres, Australian Historical Fiction. However this book just didn...

  • Janine

    A really interesting, well written story....

  • Shomeret

    I was approached by author Alli Sinclair to review her latest novel, Burning Fields. I was interested in reading about Rosie, Alli Sinclair's independent heroine. So I requested an ARC which was sent ...

  • Theresa Smith Writes

    I enjoyed Burning Fields so much, it really was such a treat to read. Alli Sinclair is a writer who never fails to deliver a great story, and while this newest release of hers is a little different to...

  • Lee

    I enjoyed probably the first half of Burning Fields but unfortunately the book started to grate on my nerves from about the 50% mark.I live in Cairns, so I was expecting to be captivated by the settin...