GRACE: Book 2 The Dreaming Series

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1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s

Jan Reid

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The story of a part Indigenous Australian woman, confronted with accepting or rejecting her aboriginality amidst a backdrop of racial tension.


Drama,Family,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Romance

Short Summary

Grace Taylor discovered on her tenth birthday that she was not only adopted but the daughter of a part-aboriginal woman. She had felt lost and unloved ever since. However, following clues, she writes to someone seeking further information to discover the respondent is her biological mother, Mary.


The Central West, NSW, Australia.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Grace Taylor

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic,Insecure,Modest,Romantic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Daniel (Dan) Matthews

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Mary Rutherford

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Gracious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Jasmine Healy

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Seductive

About The Author

Jan Reid is an Australian storyteller, focussing on stories of ordinary rural Australians, in extraordinary circumstances, from the country’s recent history. A sixth-generation Australian, Jan’s first novel, Deep Water Tears, which morphed into The Dreaming Series books (Deep Water Tears, Grace and Barons Reach) was inspired by Bryce Courtenay’s, ‘Jessica’. Jan resides in rural New South Wales, where she writes novels and screenplays about Australian people and the events which shaped their lives and their country.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Male Leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Australians, and those interested in Australian history / indigenous culture / racism.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self Published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-13: 978-0994248725