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About the Author

Rosie Mackenzie

Rosie Mackenzie

Rosie Mackenzie was born in Tipperary and moved to Australia when she was seven years old. Over the years she has returned many times to Ireland. After a successful business career in Tasmania she now enjoys spending her time writing, sailing and with her family. She and her husband, Rob Peterswald have published five photographic coffee table books on sailing, seafood and wine together. She has adopted the pen name Rosie Mackenzie for her historical fiction to honour her late mother. When not in Australia, she and Rob are on their boat exploring the world. Much of Rosie's writing is done on board.

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  • A heartwarming novel...a welcome addition to the genre. JH Fletcher, bestselling Australian author

  • Have just read Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie. Brilliant story of love, hurt and betrayal. Guaranteed page turner which you will find extremely hard to put down.

  • I have just finished Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie and absolutely loved it. I can't find any more by this author. I hope she writes another one soon.

  • Just finished an ARC of The Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie - otherwise known as Rosemary Peterswald - fantastic book.

  • Finished The Homestead on the River and it was one of the best books I have ever read. Thank you so much Rosie. Looking forward to more of your books in the future.

  • I was so mesmerised by the beauty of the story. The writing is so descriptive and detailed. I could picture everything that happened, as well as the setting. I love the way Rosie writes.

  • Have just read Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie. Brilliant story of love, hurt and betrayal. Guaranteed page turner which you will find extremely hard to put down.

  • Absolutely loved it. How the story ended had me feeling blessed to have been apart of the O'Sullivan's world.

  • I found it so magical. It is a big read with just over 500 pages but I never had a dull moment. I now eagerly await Rosie's next book and I'm hoping it's here sooner rather that later.

About the Book

 

Homestead on the River

Homestead on the River

An unforgettable tale of love, loss and betrayal from an exciting new Australian voice in historical fiction.

In stark contrast to her own childhood during the last days of the Raj in India, the spectacular beauty surrounding their home, Rathgarven in Ireland has proven to be a happy place for Kathleen O'Sullivan and her husband, James, to raise their four children. But Kathleen is no stranger to heartbreak, and when the family is faced with losing everything, she knows they will need to adapt to survive. Even if that means leaving their beloved home and moving to Australia to start afresh.

Lillie O'Sullivan knows that her mother and father haven't been entirely truthful about the reasons for their move to Australia. But as they settle into their new home in rural New South Wales she is willing to give it a chance. That is, until the secrets her parents have kept for so long finally catch up with them.

Secrets that have the power to destroy their family and ruin their future.

From the vibrant colours of India to the meadows of Ireland to the harsh but beautiful Australian land, a family fight for their future.

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From the Blog

 

Sailing the canals of Europe on our yacht Linna

Sailing the canals of Europe on our yacht Linna

For the next few months Rob and I are sailing the canals of Europe on our yacht Linna compiling the sixth of our photographic coffee table books on sailing seafood and wine. See www.ballynastraghbooks.com.au.

Whilst sailing in this beautiful part of the world I am also finishing my next novel. You can follow us on Facebook at Rosemary Esmonde Peterswald or Rosie Mackenzie, Author. Or on Instagram at rob_and_rosemary_peterswald.

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Author's Luncheon at Parliament House

Author's Luncheon at Parliament House

I am excited to be part of this wonderful event for such a worthy cause.

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The President, Colleen Keys OAM and Members of The Horizon Committee have much pleasure in inviting you and your friends to attend their Annual Author's Luncheon at Parliament House.
Guest Speaker - Rosie Mackenzie

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