BARONS REACH: Book 3 The Dreaming Series

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1980s & '90s,2000s

Jan Reid

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A story of an Australian woman coming to terms with past injustices, by facing the ghosts of long ago.


Drama,Family,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Romance

Short Summary

Libby and Jimba, a part-indigenous boy, have a very strong childhood relationship. Libby often visits Barons Reach, with her grandmother, which is owned by her Aunt Grace. However, one summer something happened which kept Libby from coming again and away from Jimba – until she is compelled to do so.


The Central West, NSW, Australia.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Elizabeth (Libby) Rutherford

Age: 10 - Beginning. 21 - Ending.

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Romantic,Engaging,Honorable,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimba-Jim Ferguson

Age: 10 - Beginning. 21 - Ending.

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Romantic,Honorable,Masculine,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Roger

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Criminal,Narcisstic

Additional Character Details

Name: Hanna

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Seductive,Manipulative,Unapologetic

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,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

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

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self Published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-13: 978-0994452900