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Irst pages Ms Doyle depth to Lou and made her a heroine easy to relate to and one very easy to root for She s got spunk and an honesty that charms Steve from the beginning Steve can t help himself from wanting to protect this waif of a woma Awww This is just a nice story with enough tension to make it interesting The tension comes from a truly evil OW who gets the fresh off the boat English heroine fired from her job in Sydney and in an eye brow raising coincidence schemes to marry the hero the titular outback manOur heroine is cute as a button a little shy and fierce in her resolve to make a new life for herself in Australia After the disaster in Sydney where her boyfriend believes the OW over her she answers an ad for a temporary governess in the Outback After a long train ride an argument with the hero about her suitability and a long car ride to the station the heroine finds out that the hero s nephews she was supposed to teach are gone taken by their scheming mother but there is a position open as a cookOur plucky heroine serves a truly dire meal but the aloof hero compliments her on the tea This gives the heroine enough confidence to stay with it and in no time she is cutting sandwiches as big as door slabs and making all the hired hands their favorite dishes She further endears herself to the hero when she makes over his old nanny s room as a surprise and befriends her as wellThere is a persistent OM from another station A community polo match and dance Heroine makes her own dress And Christmas preparations in the searing heat The shy heroine is finally happy even though her conscience is nagging her about not telling the hero about her dismissal for theftAnd now enter the OW She comes for Christmas and makes the heroine s and nanny s life miserable with all of her demands She makes the heroine look bad in the hero s eyes at every turn and our poor girl is nearly in despair when the OM goaded by the OW arranges to have car trouble coming back from the dance so he can put the moves on our shy heroine After she rejects him they really do have car trouble and don t arrive back until morning The hero is in a jealous rage but the heroine thinks he is looking down on her for her lack of morals It all comes to a head when the OW blackmails the heroine to leave but the hero overhears The OW is sent back to Sydney and the hero explains that he s known all along about the heroine s unfair dismissal he had his lawyers look into it after the first week he hired her and he wanted the heroine to trust him enough to tell him He invited the OW in hopes she would repent and apologize to the heroine for her bad behavior They declare their true feelings plan a wedding in a month HEALike I said this was just nice Our hero used uestionable judgment a few times because he was so jealous but he was really a good guy and was obviously smitten with the heroine The heroine is a sweetie plucky and prone to giving herself lectures when her spirits flagged The OW was a sadistic witch who shouldn t be allowed to roam freelyOutback checklistRich hero who was savvy in the city and in the outbackCooking giant meals for the hired hands2 community dancesCar breakdownThe only weather event was the extreme heat of ChristmasOW who doesn t join in the spirit of the Outback Clean sweet romance with an innocent helpful little heroine with big eyes and a big ol
manly outback man i ve noticed a distinct outback man I ve noticed a distinct with Amanda Doyle romances though There s always an evil plotting scheming OW who manipulates things to put the heroine in a bad light and the heroine always accepts it meekly even pandering to the
spoiled beautiful posh other girl s whims grrnot beautiful posh other girl s whims GrrNot action in the physical sense they barely kissed once at the end but I liked Steve than her other Heroes because he was really nice to Lou and Lou was just a total cutie The H was such a bonehead with his decisions related to the OW that I couldn t forgive him OW Angela is too nasty for me I wanted to see her get what she deserved but she got off way too lightly That spoiled some of my enjoyment. Nemy from Sydney Angela Poole arrived herself determined to steal Lou's 'outback man'. ,
He was standing over Lou legs apart jacket open hands thrust into a plaited leather belt slung over narrow hips Is this some sort of joke was what the outback man said except Lou knew by his acid tone that he didn t think it was funny at all She drew herself up to her full five feet three inches in a vain effort to measure up to his commanding height as he towered above her decided to ignore the sarcasm if such it was and asked in what she felt to be a commendably polite manner Could ou possibly be Mr Stephen Bryant of Ridley Hills I m Steve Bryant es he brushed that impatiently aside but are ou Miss Stacey Yes Louise Stacey There was a pause during which he appeared to be controlling a spasm of some indefinable jaw setting emotion Then Well Miss Stacey if it s not a joke may I ask how ou came to apply for a post which specifically reuested a woman I distinctly said Capable Woman Well I am a woman and I m here reasoned Lou Her voice was firm although inside she felt as uivery as a melting jelly and it wasn t through lack of breakfast She raised her eyes to meet the cool grey ones of her adversary determined hers wouldn t be the first to waver that she would successfully hide from his piercing ones the glimmer of consternation in her own She couldn t know in that moment as she looked up at him with unconscious appeal in her violet gaze with shadows of weariness beneath and the soft hair framing cheeks whose pallor had been whipped to faint pinkness by the crisp air of an inland winter s morning that she looked no than sixteen to the outback man Yes a fragile slim legged innocent sixteen ear old he decided as he rammed tobacco into the blackened bowl of his pipe with a blunt tipped brown forefinger and clenched it between his teeth unlit Miss Stacey Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape you ll have to go back You can t stay here and I m not takingou out to Ridley HillsReally the man was impossible First he advertised for someone to come immediately and then when they did he tried to send them back Lou s patience evaporated With courage born of desperation and an almost empty purse and a stubborn streak inherited perhaps from her Irish grandfather she bit out Mr Bryant I have no intention of being fobbed off like this You advertised I replied and Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time your solicitors found me suitable even thoughou apparently do not And so Steve agrees to take her to Ridley Hills it s a 70 mile drive and just before they get there he tells her that the children are no longer at Ridley Hills and that he hoped she was the capable woman he advertised for because they were sorely in need of a cook and housekeeper Goaded Lou can t help herself Lou swallowed on a constriction of acute dismay She d never cooked in her life Lou s brain gave a lurch and then ceased working altogether for a split second as a most unwelcome thought now occurred to her How could she stay just herself and this man alone in a bush homestead And he d known all the time He d actually compromised her by bringing her here at all Why the brute "The scheming low down deceiving bruteLou s eyes suddenly smouldered with rage her cheeks were flushed with righteous indignation her mind "scheming low down deceiving bruteLou s eyes suddenly smouldered with rage her cheeks were flushed with righteous indignation her mind with fury completely lost
control of the things it had meant toof the things it had meant to her tongue say as she turned to him and spluttered recklessly Of course I can cook What woman can t cook I m a capable adult not an inane schoolgirl whatever ou may think And as a woman I have positively no desire or intention of taking a position in a bachelor establishment at the back of beyond I wish to go to the station immediately Turn this car round please and drive me back to Nundooya straight awayOf course Steve doesn t take her back to the train Though her first efforts as a cook were disastrous Lou with the help of the gardener handyman Jim she uickly learnt the ranches routine and how to feed all the ranch hands And just as Lou thought she had found a place she could call home the phone rings and it s Angela Seems Angela is the woman from Sydney that the men like to tease Steve about and she s coming to Ridley Hills for Christmas From the Remote outback and speedily fell in love with her employer Steve BryantThe her old .
Good God Almighty I wanted to slap the heroine into the next millennium Why not Everyone else did metaphoricallySet up by one the biggest EW bitch s EVER at her old firm for absconding funds she loses
Her Boyfriend The EW Has Her Eyeboyfriend the EW has her eye She doesn t even float out a defense Goes to the Outback to doeverything Skimming at this point Evil bitch from fricking HELL shows up of course while my eyes roll out of their sockets to manipulate this pathetic dweeb as well as smarm up to the H THE TINY H EVEN TOOK HER BREAKFAST IN BED Evil OW sets her up again telling the h s lovelorn swain she has the hots for him she doesn t as it s all saved up for the H which leads to a night of connived car problems H isn t happy when they show up from a night in the Outback 15 minutes before the h has to start cooking breakfastThe ONLY reason this gets an extra star is the evil OW from fricking HELL gets her comeuppance Sadly not at the hands of the Hello wipe our feet doormat h but because the H hears her evil OW diatribe Turns out he knew everything all along and SNORT hoped the evil OW might apologizeI need a glass of red wine and a blood pressure cup Great fun 4 Stars After her parents died Louise lived with her married sister and helped her with her two small children while her sister s husband worked overseas With his return Lou felt she was in the way and so she decided to immigrate to Australia a brave move for a single girl of 21 Though her salary barely covered her expenses Lou loved her secretarial job and she thought she had fallen in love with her co worker Dick The owner of the firm s niece Angela began to sabotage Lou on the job making her look inefficient and inexperienced especially to Dick When the petty cash accounting figures were fudged and there s money missing Lou s the obvious suspect Dismissed on the spot Lou s lost not only her job but she s lost Dick too when he refuses to believe in her innocence With little in the way of savings and without a reference for a decent job Lou jumps at the posting of job in the Outback for a temporary governess Luckily the job is urgent and the firm hired to fill the post doesn t have enough time to fully check her work history Arriving at Nundooya by train Lou nearly misses her rancher boss There was no one just Lou But no there was someone after all she realized as she heard the murmur of voices and the pulling of levers in the pinky buff signal box at the end of the platform She had almost reached it when someone suddenly emerged shrugged wide shoulders deeper into a black leather jacket crammed the inevitable broad brimmed hat on to crisp black hair with an air of finality and after the merest fraction of a pause during which she was conscious of a critical grey scrutiny strode purposefully past her toward the waiting limousine Somehow she felt winded as if they had virtually collided as if she d received a buffeting from an actual physical force I should have eaten my sandwiches she told herself not just munched an apple I m tired and a bit hungry and that s why I feel so hollow It s got nothing to do with that outback man and he s got nothing to do with me For there was no doubt in her mind that this was an outback man those long impatient legs encased in narrow whitish cord the elasticsided boots immaculately shining the shirt opened to reveal a thick tanned column of sunburnt neck the backward tilt of the wide hat all added up to an outback man Not a grazier not a suatter not a pastoralist They weren t they couldn t be as elemental and overwhelming as that outback manOh no groaned Lou aloud Oh no It can t be not not the outback man But
EVEN AS SHE TRIED VAINLY TOas she tried vainly to her senses to collect her scattered wits to meet the onslaught that was to come she knew that it could be and it was He d been folding his length casually in behind the steering wheel when the other man called But he didn t get out again casually Oh no he didn t He got out angrily and anger sounded too in every thud of every step as it rang over the rutted ground and back round the paling Then. Wrongly dismissed from her first job in Australia for stealing Lou took refuge in the.