A New York Times bestseller for four consecutive months, Dorothy Eden’s sweeping romantic saga about the colonization of Australia tells the unforgettable story of a mismatched man and woman who carve out a lasting legacy in a beautiful, unforgiving land
When Gilbert Massingham chooses Eugenia Lichfield for his bride, he knows the aristocratic beauty is the ideal mistress for his plantation in the Australian wilderness. But the virile, larger-than-life, vineyard-obsessed Gilbert isn’t the husband Eugenia imagined when she left England for this untamed land.
Then exiled Irish portrait artist Colm O’Connor and prison refugee Molly Jarvis come into their lives, altering the family’s destiny. As Yarrabee grows into one of Australia’s premier vineyards, a subtle struggle for power begins that will have far-reaching consequences for Eugenia, Gilbert, and their children.
Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, The Vines of Yarrabee presents the vitality and violence of pioneer life and an unusual and moving love story.