The Rouseabout

The Rouseabout

Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help muck...

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Title:The Rouseabout
Author:Rachael Treasure
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:The Rouseabout
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Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

The Rouseabout Reviews

  • Dzintra aka Ingrid
    Jul 28, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

  • Kirsten
    Jun 27, 2010

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

  • Goddess Of Blah
    Sep 23, 2010

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

  • Bronwyn Rykiert
    Jan 06, 2011

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

  • Moon Love
    Aug 19, 2011

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

  • Steph Taylor
    May 03, 2011

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

  • Angela Maher
    Oct 20, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

  • Jill
    Dec 27, 2011

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

    I loved this book. The story was believable, the tension between the main character and her Beau was palpable and the scenery was to die for (Being an Aussie, I may be a little biased on the scenery). Rachel Treasure has a knack for describing the Australian landscape and bringing the ...

    My Favourite Rachael Treasure book. It feels so real and the writing is brilliant. Really drawing in the reader. I connected with the characters and the location of the book. As with all Rachael Treasure's books, The female lead has many challenges she needs to face but Comes out the o...

    I loved this story, it felt like home seeing im from tassie to, i feel like going out to meet the people and see the place you talk about.. it was great and i loved how it finished off.. a wonderful love story.. thank you ...

    Love love loved this book. Great easy reading fantastic story. Love how it is based in country Australia. Living in Australia I liked reading a book that I felt really got the Australian country mentality. Work hard play hard. ...

  • Karen
    Oct 10, 2011

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

  • Sharon
    Feb 22, 2012

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

  • Alison
    Jan 11, 2013

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

  • Stacey
    Jun 28, 2012

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

  • Rowlie
    Aug 10, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

  • Melissa Burtt
    Feb 15, 2015

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

  • Anita-maree
    Aug 19, 2014

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

    I loved this book. The story was believable, the tension between the main character and her Beau was palpable and the scenery was to die for (Being an Aussie, I may be a little biased on the scenery). Rachel Treasure has a knack for describing the Australian landscape and bringing the ...

    My Favourite Rachael Treasure book. It feels so real and the writing is brilliant. Really drawing in the reader. I connected with the characters and the location of the book. As with all Rachael Treasure's books, The female lead has many challenges she needs to face but Comes out the o...

    I loved this story, it felt like home seeing im from tassie to, i feel like going out to meet the people and see the place you talk about.. it was great and i loved how it finished off.. a wonderful love story.. thank you ...

  • Maddy Smith
    Aug 07, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

  • Jessica Mclauchlan
    Mar 30, 2013

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

    I loved this book. The story was believable, the tension between the main character and her Beau was palpable and the scenery was to die for (Being an Aussie, I may be a little biased on the scenery). Rachel Treasure has a knack for describing the Australian landscape and bringing the ...

    My Favourite Rachael Treasure book. It feels so real and the writing is brilliant. Really drawing in the reader. I connected with the characters and the location of the book. As with all Rachael Treasure's books, The female lead has many challenges she needs to face but Comes out the o...

  • Candice
    Feb 09, 2016

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

    I loved this book. The story was believable, the tension between the main character and her Beau was palpable and the scenery was to die for (Being an Aussie, I may be a little biased on the scenery). Rachel Treasure has a knack for describing the Australian landscape and bringing the ...

    My Favourite Rachael Treasure book. It feels so real and the writing is brilliant. Really drawing in the reader. I connected with the characters and the location of the book. As with all Rachael Treasure's books, The female lead has many challenges she needs to face but Comes out the o...

    I loved this story, it felt like home seeing im from tassie to, i feel like going out to meet the people and see the place you talk about.. it was great and i loved how it finished off.. a wonderful love story.. thank you ...

    Love love loved this book. Great easy reading fantastic story. Love how it is based in country Australia. Living in Australia I liked reading a book that I felt really got the Australian country mentality. Work hard play hard. ...

    If I put aside the rocky start of the main character abusing her child by being happily drunk while pregnant, the horrific mothering, and the exaggerated 'australianism' - this surprisingly turned about 40% of the way through to a enjoyable read. ...

  • Kelly Gleeson
    Jul 25, 2014

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

  • Sianne Morrison
    Jun 13, 2013

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

  • Dianne Sidebottom
    Feb 19, 2015

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

  • Jenbes
    Oct 11, 2016

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

  • Sally Williams
    Apr 02, 2014

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

  • Jodeane Anderson taylor
    Jun 29, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

  • Joan
    Nov 08, 2016

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

  • MissNorth
    Aug 03, 2014

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

    Besides saying I really enjoyed and loved this book, there isn't much more I can say about it. There was more than one time when I had tears streaming down my face as I read. And forget about putting it down before it's over. Rachael Treasure has done an amazing job at describing the w...

    A rollicking country romance.Kate, a born and bred country girl, with anger issues after the death of her mother. She finds herself pregnant after the B & S Ball, runs away to the mainline and attempts to build a life for herself and Nell. Completely undisciplined, erratic and hard...

    I enjoyed it. It was the third time I have read this book. One thing that annoyed me about her character was that she just end off and got drunk at the drop of a hat. I understand that she had pain. But she cause alot of it herself. But her journey is wonderful. Nell is a cutie and y...

    I re-read this last night for a quick pick me up read whilst I am waiting for a final book in a Sci Fi Series to arrive (currently in the post). I liked it just as much as I did the first time. True to the RT style she is known for - this was a classic country romance set in beaut...

    So not my usual genre - by a long shot - but not only is Rachael Australian, she is Tasmanian. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Rouseabout. It was a little predictable - but not in a bad way, the storyline flowed as I expected which made thi...

    My first book of Rachael's. A story coping with what life dishes out. Kate ended up with a pattern of running away which she needed to address. When communication breaks down n the road seems hard to mend when dealing with loss. Seems to be an Aussie cultural behaviour of drinking to e...

    I really enjoy reading Rachael Treasure's books and The Rouseabout did not disappoint. Giving you an insight to farm life but not boring you with farming lingo, Rachael adds some good drama and a few twists to make it an enjoyable read. If you like Rachael's work then you might also li...

    Great Listen. This is a very believable story. As a single parent I understood exactly how Kate felt. Her messy life seemed to be that of a real person. For those who criticised the author's portrayal of Kate's drinking remember it's just a story and yes real people do that. Great port...

    The Dare is almost as good as Jillaroo, but not quite. I didn't believe in Nick as a character. He ages from 17 to 21 in the story - still very young. He acts like a man a few years older, which could be attributed to his responsibilities but I just didn't find him believable. I like K...

    I loved this book. The story was believable, the tension between the main character and her Beau was palpable and the scenery was to die for (Being an Aussie, I may be a little biased on the scenery). Rachel Treasure has a knack for describing the Australian landscape and bringing the ...

  • Anne Ruprecht
    Aug 17, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

  • Sarah
    Sep 20, 2016

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

  • Mahalia
    Feb 07, 2017

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...

    Why do people love this book so much? Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later? I disliked her so much it was hard to finish the book. What really, really upset me was the depiction of her excessive drinking when she was ...

    This is my favorite Rachael Treasure book. When I first read this book a few years ago I didn't think I would like it all that much - the main character, Kate, had a child and I didn't think I could relate at all to her. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this st...

    Ok, I really wanted an easy marshmallow read and I got it. This one is romance with cliches galore, with our hero, Kate Webster described as a loveable larrikin who among other things get's involved in 'one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball'....

    I loved this. Everyone knows these characters from somewhere or at sometime. Great read. ...

    This is a good story and it's always nice to read something set in my home state of Tasmania. The main character goes through some major, but fairly realistic, changes, which is set nicely against the events of the book. What I didn't like was the number of similarities with the one o...

    I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did.....a very shallow character but she learnt so much 'life stuff' that actually I started to like her! A good read with a dreamy setting in Tasmania! I get the feeling Rachel Treasure tells it as it is! ...

    ok. I love Miranda Nations readings. Rachel treasure loves a B&S ball, brotherly sacrifice and Ag college. Loved nelly, didn?t much care for Kate. Mostly i enjoyed her descriptions of the landscape. Solid car and brushing teeth readings. ...

    I only finished it for the story line. Could have done without so much language and sexuality in the book. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in Country Tasmania. The writer has a real way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books. ...

    Loved it!!!!! You know a book has you hooked when you are actually crying reading it. ...

    Kate Webster is having trouble coming to terms with the recent death of her mother when she goes off to the local Rouseabout B & S Ball with her brother Will with the intention of getting rotten drunk and have a great time. While watching a mechanical bull and checking out the tale...

    Rachael Treasure's books are really good (although they have different names in the UK, which was puzzling). I love the detail involved, I've never really understood farming or the outback, etc. And her books offer a brilliant depiction of life so different from London. I loved it. The...

    I went into this book cringing a bit about the basic premise (getting drunk at a B&S) but it had such beautiful and seamless flow and the characters were so sensitively drawn. I adored Nick and even though Kate was such a prat, I loved her too. I thought RT did such a great job exp...

    I wasn't going to write a review but I can't shake the desire to. If only to vent. As someone who knows people with FASD the inclusion of a pregnant woman binge drinking with no educational moment is reckless. Coming from a small rural community I see kids with FASD every day. The thro...

    Love love love ...

  • Sally906
    Oct 02, 2016

    Not sure if Kate Webster is a "loveable larrikin" - it has been a long time since I have disliked a character quite as much as this one - if she was a real life person that I knew I would smile politely at her and avoid her company. Only redeeming feature was that there was terrific...