Inevitably I was reminded of John Steinbeck's wonderful pen pictures of rural America and the
unique characters who dwelt therein. The racial prejudice is infiltrated throughout the story so
imperceptibly that it becomes almost acceptable as a normal attitude. It is only as the story draws
to its rather horrifying conclusion that the reader begins to realise in full its skilful condemnation
of the average Australian's apathy towards bad social attitudes and political intrigues. It is an
excellent read throughout and I believe could rank among the outstanding sagas of outback Australian
Helen Weller, Access Press
Northbridge WA, September 1995
The reader is transported into the 1730s for a 200-page, multiple-century journey through the intricate
history of the aboriginals, Australian settlers and American soldiers who lives connected to create the
past and present that directly effect Bourne. These flashback provide ... passion, depth and interest.
Although missionary non-fiction is not my kind of reading there were times in this book when I achingly felt the beauty of living with nothing but feeling the abundance of God in that nothingness of having joy despite despair. The book is also chock full of light-hearted anecdotes.
Kristofer Upjohn, Pine Bluff Commercial
November 9, 2002