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10 thoughts on “Journeys End

  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    Two years after the news of Kim Sullivan’s husband Connor’s tragic death she and her two children Jake and Abbey had yet to come to terms with his loss Jake especially was taking it hard – acting up at school surly and fighting with both his school friends and his mother and sister Kim was at her wits end Her decision to take the children to Journey’s End the rundown farm Connor had inherited years earlier and which the family had loved was one born of desperation She knew the farm had to be sold but as they set the place ready for sale she was hopeful of the family finding some peaceJourney’s End was on the outskirts of the small town of Tingo and an hour from Wingham in country New South Wales When the natural beauty of the mountains the wildlife and bush captivated Kim and the children Kim decided to take a year from her job as botanist in Sydney so they could immerse themselves in the healing of the countryside When the children settled into the Tingo Primary School they immediately made friends – Kim’s heart was happy to see Jake back to his old selfInto her life came Ben the real estate agent she was discussing the sale of Journey’s End with; and Taj the local handyman who had a deep affinity with animals and knew the bush inside out Kim’s desire to continue with Connor’s work in rewilding Journey’s End was helped by Taj – but not everyone was happy with what Kim and Taj were doing And while Kim fought with her lingering grief she was also aware that Taj had dark secrets of his own Jake and Abbey had settled into Journey’s End as if they’d never been anywhere else – but could Kim do the same Then with a shocking swiftness danger circled them – there was anger and bitterness; the threats left Kim shaken Were her dreams to come to nothing Journey’s End by Aussie author Jennifer Scoullar is in my humble opinion this author’s best yet I absolutely loved it – the beauty of the farm; the waterfall and the river; the mountains and the magnificent views; the animals and vegetation – all brought to life by the author’s beautifully descriptive words There was also a deep love between Kim and her children as well as Kim’s friendship with Daisy – all the characters were brought to life in a realistic way Filled with heartbreak and loss hope friendship and love Journey’s End is one I highly recommend to all With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this copy to read in exchange for my honest review


  2. Coco.V Coco.V says:

    🎁 FREE on today 412019 🎁BlurbWhen Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a rundown farm high on the Great Eastern Escarpment they dream of one day restoring it to its natural state Ten years later however Kim is tragically widowed Selling up is the only practical option so she and her children head to the mountains to organise the sale The last thing Kim expects is for Journey's End to cast its wild spell on them all The family decide to stay and Kim forges on with plans to rewild the property propagating plants and acuiring a menagerie of native animals But wayward wildlife hostile farmers and her own lingering grief make the task seem hopeless That is until she meets the mysterious Taj a man who has a way with animals Kim begins to feel that she might find love again But Taj has his own tragic past – one that could drive a wedge between them that can not be overcome


  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    well i finished the way I started almost in tears But these ones were different tearsWhat a wonderful read


  4. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    Superb My ViewIf you are a fan of crime fiction as I am then this read will convert you to the genre of Australian Rural Fiction Or maybe just to Jennifer Scoullar’s work  I loved this read – for so many reasonsThis is a well written narrative of rewildingrestoration – and the simile is not reserved just for the flora and fauna in the narrative it also reflects the emotional restorations happening in so many of the characters’ lives in the bookIt made me reflect on another perspective on the war in Afghanistan that I hadn’t really given much thought to that of the innocent victims of the war and I saw Afghanistan the country as a diverse landscape than that often cited in media grabs; than a flat dusty almost people less barren land of a remote villages It made me consider and reflect on natural ways of conserving preserving nature than baiting and trapping I looked at dingoes and their role in the environment in a new light Thanks for opening my eyes JenniferJennifer Scoullar’s writing has a rich complexity – it can be read as simply a story of renewal from a place of grief a story of friendships a romance or you can absorb the depth of issues gently raised here – of racism environmental management wild life rescue the effects of dwindling numbers in small towns on education etc the illegal logging of protected stands of trees etc etc However you read this you will enjoy it


  5. Jenn J McLeod Jenn J McLeod says:

    Always a delight to read Jen's books This one and Brumby's Run oh and Turtle Reef Oh what the heck Read them all


  6. Catherine Geist Catherine Geist says:

    Fantastic beyond wordsThis book was so awrsomethere isn't enough words to describe itIthad every emotion you could want in a booklovehatedtamasuspence sadnessIt points out how uick we are to judgeIt's to bad we don't forgive ss uickFantastic author


  7. Lee Lee says:

    This was another easy book to read given to me by a family member I did enjoy it but its just another romance with the predictable ending of boy gets the girl in the end Trying to steer towards true stories now


  8. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    45 starsHaving read all of Jennifer Scoullar’s novels to date I welcomed the opportunity to travel through the pages of her latest novel Journey’s End I firmly believe Jennifer Scoullar is a leading author in the field of Australian rural fiction Scoullar’s novels are slight departure from those in the same genre she is able to weave her uniue passion for the environment into her rural fiction narratives Journey’s End is another fantastic book by Jennifer Scoullar incorporating the themes of love emotional repair friendship and family all under a stunning Australian backdropJourney’s End starts with a pretty emotional prologue have the tissues at the ready Kim Sullivan mother of two is looking forward to her husband Connor returning home after a tour of Afghanistan where he has been serving in the Army Kim's hopes are shattered when she receives the terrible news that Connor was killed Kim and her two children are completely consumed by grief especially when a beloved family pet also leaves their lives Two years later Kim feels it is time for the family to have some time away so she takes them to Journey’s End a property her husband inherited some years ago Situated near the isolated small town of Tingo in country NSW Journey’s End is a rambling farm surrounded by breathtaking landscape With plans to stay only a short time at Journey’s End to fix up the rundown property in preparation for sale Kim and her children soon find they have grown deeply attached to Journey’s End The Sullivans make the decision to stay put at Journey’s End where Kim begins to move past her grief as she repairs the property The family soon finds their lives touched by various Tingo locals building strong friendships but also gaining enemies from local farmers who disagree with Kim’s attempts at rewilding her property When the local handyman Taj enters the Sullivan’s lives a chance at love and forgiveness seems possible but Taj is a man with a shadowy past Journey’s End was a novel that surprised me with how deeply it was able to impact on me emotionally The moving prologue whereby the main character of Kim receives the devastating news her husband is not returning from his tour of Afghanistan was utterly heartbreaking So too were the chapters that followed as the family struggles to come to terms with their grief I felt so much for Kim and her son Jake in particular as his grief takes over all aspects of his life I applauded Kim when she decided to take the family away from their current living arrangements to Journey’s End I adored the location of Tingo completely and I felt it was an excellent setting choice by Scoullar Jennifer Scoullar’s descriptions of her locale the mountains of country NSW are rich in detail I love how Scoullar adds in her passion and understanding of Australia’s flora and fauna to her narrative Journey’s End is no exception as she includes animals not covered in her previous books but also adds some favourites I especially enjoyed the sections where brumbies and dingoes were featuredCharacters are a well formed in Journey’s End Kim and her family are both very easy to relate and sympathise with The country folk of Tingo are realistic and have some very good back stories Ben and Taj are characters which stood out to me as intrinsically interestingThere is a touch of romance in Journey’s End that it is dusted with a light flavour only but it seemed completely fitting for this book Kim’s personal journey through the stages of her grief and her pursuits as a botanist in her new home of Journey’s End definitely made this book such a joy to read from the start to the close of the bookTo read Journey’s End is to be rewarded with many rich layers It is a story about love loss grief and finding the strength to move on Journey’s End is unafraid to tackle some heavier issues such as prejudice small town life problems building relationships wildlife care and alternative land regeneration techniues The most touching part of Journey’s End besides the endearing characters and well plotted narrative is the setting Journey’s End also offers a very good picture of life in the mountain regions of country NSW and although I am unfamiliar with terrain Scoullar opened my eyes to a truly majestic part of Australia This review also appears on my blog


  9. Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Book blurbFrom the author of Currawong Creek and Turtle Reef comes a beautiful story of family friendship and the healing power of love When Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a rundown farm high on the Great Eastern Escarpment they dream of one day restoring it to its natural state Ten years later however Kim is tragically widowed Selling up is the only practical option so she and her children head to the mountains to organise the sale The last thing Kim expects is for Journey's End to cast its wild spell on them all The family decides to stay and Kim forges on with plans to rewild the property propagating plants and acuiring a menagerie of native animals But wayward wildlife hostile farmers and her own lingering grief make the task seem hopeless That is until she meets the mysterious Taj a man who has a way with animals Kim begins to feel that she might find love again But Taj has his own tragic past – one that could drive a wedge between them that can not be overcome My thoughtsI read Turtle Reef last year and as a result promised myself I’d read Jennifer’s next book and I was truly rewarded I love reading well plotted stories that create a passion in me for the characters and their causes This was one of those books Well done Jennifer ScoullarKim’s time at Journey’s End certainly presents her with some of life's lessons but it also shows her the way to mend the hearts of her children as well as her ownI loved the character Taj and found his aura drawing me to him As a character Taj was so well written so deep and complex he was almost tangible I felt I was there on the page with him willing him to overcome the feelings that were holding him backAs for Ben you'll have to read the story and experience the emotions he evokesA journey through tragedy that will tear at your heart have you barrack for love and make you want to live on this property high on the Great Escarpment


  10. Tien Tien says:

    Jennifer Scoullar did not disappoint with her latest instalment I’d expected lots of environmental titbits and I definitely got that and This time even as she’s garnering support for the regeneration of Australian nature she’s also explored elsewhere for a little I’ve read 3 of her novels so far and each contained different animals to be appreciated and preserved I think I’ve enjoyed Journey’s End most because of the chosen animal here is closer to my personal preference I know I’m being very vague but I’m trying to stick to what the book blurb tells youAside from the particular species featured in this book I also really liked that another culture was brought into the mix A culture that is currently not so popular Even if Scoullar didn’t particular delve deep into this she’s brought up the fact that we should never judge a person by their looks nationality There is a lot of misguidance misconceptions in the world spread by hatred and the only way out is to dig deep and learn the truthKim Sullivan is easily likeable and despite understanding her grief etc there were times where she was just so frustrating Nevertheless I haven’t ever been in her position so I’m also a bit conflicted about how much sympathy I should have for her and whether I should be feeling guilty about being frustrated of her not moving on Thankfully that’s not my job and all I had to do was cheer for the other characters when expressed their thoughts Journey’s End is a novel full of grief prejudice relationships and life while exploring the beauty of natural ecological systems It is an easy book to get into but it’s really a light chick lit sort of reading My warning to you Be prepared to be touched and get teary Thanks to Penguin Books Australia for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review


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Journeys End ★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Journeys End By Jennifer Scoullar ✪ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk From the author of Currawong Creek and Turtle Reef comes a beautiful story of family friendship and the healing power of love When Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a From the author of Currawong Creek and Turtle Reef comes a beautiful story of family friendship and the healing power of love When Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a rundown farm high on the Great Eastern Escarpment they dream of one day restoring it to its natural state Ten years later however Kim is tragically widowed Selling up is the only practical option so she and her children head to the mountains to organise the sale The last thing Kim expects is for Journey's End to cast its wild spell on them all The family decide to stay and Kim forges on with plans to rewild the property propagating plants and acuiring a menagerie of native animals But wayward wildlife hostile farmers and her own lingering grief make the task seem hopeless That is until she meets the mysterious Taj a man who has a way with animals Kim begins to feel that she might find love again But Taj has his own tragic past – one that could drive a wedge between them that can not be overcome.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 352 pages
  • Journeys End
  • Jennifer Scoullar
  • English
  • 23 September 2014

About the Author: Jennifer Scoullar

Jennifer Scoullar BioJennifer has always harboured a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world Her house is on a hill top overlooking valleys of messmate and mountain ash A pair of old eagles live there too Black shouldered wallabies graze by the creek Eastern Spinebills hover among the callistemon Jennifer lives with her family on a beautiful property in the mountains that was le.


10 thoughts on “Journeys End

  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    Two years after the news of Kim Sullivan’s husband Connor’s tragic death she and her two children Jake and Abbey had yet to come to terms with his loss Jake especially was taking it hard – acting up at school surly and fighting with both his school friends and his mother and sister Kim was at her wits end Her decision to take the children to Journey’s End the rundown farm Connor had inherited years earlier and which the family had loved was one born of desperation She knew the farm had to be sold but as they set the place ready for sale she was hopeful of the family finding some peaceJourney’s End was on the outskirts of the small town of Tingo and an hour from Wingham in country New South Wales When the natural beauty of the mountains the wildlife and bush captivated Kim and the children Kim decided to take a year from her job as botanist in Sydney so they could immerse themselves in the healing of the countryside When the children settled into the Tingo Primary School they immediately made friends – Kim’s heart was happy to see Jake back to his old selfInto her life came Ben the real estate agent she was discussing the sale of Journey’s End with; and Taj the local handyman who had a deep affinity with animals and knew the bush inside out Kim’s desire to continue with Connor’s work in rewilding Journey’s End was helped by Taj – but not everyone was happy with what Kim and Taj were doing And while Kim fought with her lingering grief she was also aware that Taj had dark secrets of his own Jake and Abbey had settled into Journey’s End as if they’d never been anywhere else – but could Kim do the same Then with a shocking swiftness danger circled them – there was anger and bitterness; the threats left Kim shaken Were her dreams to come to nothing Journey’s End by Aussie author Jennifer Scoullar is in my humble opinion this author’s best yet I absolutely loved it – the beauty of the farm; the waterfall and the river; the mountains and the magnificent views; the animals and vegetation – all brought to life by the author’s beautifully descriptive words There was also a deep love between Kim and her children as well as Kim’s friendship with Daisy – all the characters were brought to life in a realistic way Filled with heartbreak and loss hope friendship and love Journey’s End is one I highly recommend to all With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this copy to read in exchange for my honest review

  2. Coco.V Coco.V says:

    🎁 FREE on today 412019 🎁BlurbWhen Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a rundown farm high on the Great Eastern Escarpment they dream of one day restoring it to its natural state Ten years later however Kim is tragically widowed Selling up is the only practical option so she and her children head to the mountains to organise the sale The last thing Kim expects is for Journey's End to cast its wild spell on them all The family decide to stay and Kim forges on with plans to rewild the property propagating plants and acuiring a menagerie of native animals But wayward wildlife hostile farmers and her own lingering grief make the task seem hopeless That is until she meets the mysterious Taj a man who has a way with animals Kim begins to feel that she might find love again But Taj has his own tragic past – one that could drive a wedge between them that can not be overcome

  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    well i finished the way I started almost in tears But these ones were different tearsWhat a wonderful read

  4. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    Superb My ViewIf you are a fan of crime fiction as I am then this read will convert you to the genre of Australian Rural Fiction Or maybe just to Jennifer Scoullar’s work  I loved this read – for so many reasonsThis is a well written narrative of rewildingrestoration – and the simile is not reserved just for the flora and fauna in the narrative it also reflects the emotional restorations happening in so many of the characters’ lives in the bookIt made me reflect on another perspective on the war in Afghanistan that I hadn’t really given much thought to that of the innocent victims of the war and I saw Afghanistan the country as a diverse landscape than that often cited in media grabs; than a flat dusty almost people less barren land of a remote villages It made me consider and reflect on natural ways of conserving preserving nature than baiting and trapping I looked at dingoes and their role in the environment in a new light Thanks for opening my eyes JenniferJennifer Scoullar’s writing has a rich complexity – it can be read as simply a story of renewal from a place of grief a story of friendships a romance or you can absorb the depth of issues gently raised here – of racism environmental management wild life rescue the effects of dwindling numbers in small towns on education etc the illegal logging of protected stands of trees etc etc However you read this you will enjoy it

  5. Jenn J McLeod Jenn J McLeod says:

    Always a delight to read Jen's books This one and Brumby's Run oh and Turtle Reef Oh what the heck Read them all

  6. Catherine Geist Catherine Geist says:

    Fantastic beyond wordsThis book was so awrsomethere isn't enough words to describe itIthad every emotion you could want in a booklovehatedtamasuspence sadnessIt points out how uick we are to judgeIt's to bad we don't forgive ss uickFantastic author

  7. Lee Lee says:

    This was another easy book to read given to me by a family member I did enjoy it but its just another romance with the predictable ending of boy gets the girl in the end Trying to steer towards true stories now

  8. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    45 starsHaving read all of Jennifer Scoullar’s novels to date I welcomed the opportunity to travel through the pages of her latest novel Journey’s End I firmly believe Jennifer Scoullar is a leading author in the field of Australian rural fiction Scoullar’s novels are slight departure from those in the same genre she is able to weave her uniue passion for the environment into her rural fiction narratives Journey’s End is another fantastic book by Jennifer Scoullar incorporating the themes of love emotional repair friendship and family all under a stunning Australian backdropJourney’s End starts with a pretty emotional prologue have the tissues at the ready Kim Sullivan mother of two is looking forward to her husband Connor returning home after a tour of Afghanistan where he has been serving in the Army Kim's hopes are shattered when she receives the terrible news that Connor was killed Kim and her two children are completely consumed by grief especially when a beloved family pet also leaves their lives Two years later Kim feels it is time for the family to have some time away so she takes them to Journey’s End a property her husband inherited some years ago Situated near the isolated small town of Tingo in country NSW Journey’s End is a rambling farm surrounded by breathtaking landscape With plans to stay only a short time at Journey’s End to fix up the rundown property in preparation for sale Kim and her children soon find they have grown deeply attached to Journey’s End The Sullivans make the decision to stay put at Journey’s End where Kim begins to move past her grief as she repairs the property The family soon finds their lives touched by various Tingo locals building strong friendships but also gaining enemies from local farmers who disagree with Kim’s attempts at rewilding her property When the local handyman Taj enters the Sullivan’s lives a chance at love and forgiveness seems possible but Taj is a man with a shadowy past Journey’s End was a novel that surprised me with how deeply it was able to impact on me emotionally The moving prologue whereby the main character of Kim receives the devastating news her husband is not returning from his tour of Afghanistan was utterly heartbreaking So too were the chapters that followed as the family struggles to come to terms with their grief I felt so much for Kim and her son Jake in particular as his grief takes over all aspects of his life I applauded Kim when she decided to take the family away from their current living arrangements to Journey’s End I adored the location of Tingo completely and I felt it was an excellent setting choice by Scoullar Jennifer Scoullar’s descriptions of her locale the mountains of country NSW are rich in detail I love how Scoullar adds in her passion and understanding of Australia’s flora and fauna to her narrative Journey’s End is no exception as she includes animals not covered in her previous books but also adds some favourites I especially enjoyed the sections where brumbies and dingoes were featuredCharacters are a well formed in Journey’s End Kim and her family are both very easy to relate and sympathise with The country folk of Tingo are realistic and have some very good back stories Ben and Taj are characters which stood out to me as intrinsically interestingThere is a touch of romance in Journey’s End that it is dusted with a light flavour only but it seemed completely fitting for this book Kim’s personal journey through the stages of her grief and her pursuits as a botanist in her new home of Journey’s End definitely made this book such a joy to read from the start to the close of the bookTo read Journey’s End is to be rewarded with many rich layers It is a story about love loss grief and finding the strength to move on Journey’s End is unafraid to tackle some heavier issues such as prejudice small town life problems building relationships wildlife care and alternative land regeneration techniues The most touching part of Journey’s End besides the endearing characters and well plotted narrative is the setting Journey’s End also offers a very good picture of life in the mountain regions of country NSW and although I am unfamiliar with terrain Scoullar opened my eyes to a truly majestic part of Australia This review also appears on my blog

  9. Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Book blurbFrom the author of Currawong Creek and Turtle Reef comes a beautiful story of family friendship and the healing power of love When Sydney botanist Kim Sullivan and her husband inherit Journey's End a rundown farm high on the Great Eastern Escarpment they dream of one day restoring it to its natural state Ten years later however Kim is tragically widowed Selling up is the only practical option so she and her children head to the mountains to organise the sale The last thing Kim expects is for Journey's End to cast its wild spell on them all The family decides to stay and Kim forges on with plans to rewild the property propagating plants and acuiring a menagerie of native animals But wayward wildlife hostile farmers and her own lingering grief make the task seem hopeless That is until she meets the mysterious Taj a man who has a way with animals Kim begins to feel that she might find love again But Taj has his own tragic past – one that could drive a wedge between them that can not be overcome My thoughtsI read Turtle Reef last year and as a result promised myself I’d read Jennifer’s next book and I was truly rewarded I love reading well plotted stories that create a passion in me for the characters and their causes This was one of those books Well done Jennifer ScoullarKim’s time at Journey’s End certainly presents her with some of life's lessons but it also shows her the way to mend the hearts of her children as well as her ownI loved the character Taj and found his aura drawing me to him As a character Taj was so well written so deep and complex he was almost tangible I felt I was there on the page with him willing him to overcome the feelings that were holding him backAs for Ben you'll have to read the story and experience the emotions he evokesA journey through tragedy that will tear at your heart have you barrack for love and make you want to live on this property high on the Great Escarpment

  10. Tien Tien says:

    Jennifer Scoullar did not disappoint with her latest instalment I’d expected lots of environmental titbits and I definitely got that and This time even as she’s garnering support for the regeneration of Australian nature she’s also explored elsewhere for a little I’ve read 3 of her novels so far and each contained different animals to be appreciated and preserved I think I’ve enjoyed Journey’s End most because of the chosen animal here is closer to my personal preference I know I’m being very vague but I’m trying to stick to what the book blurb tells youAside from the particular species featured in this book I also really liked that another culture was brought into the mix A culture that is currently not so popular Even if Scoullar didn’t particular delve deep into this she’s brought up the fact that we should never judge a person by their looks nationality There is a lot of misguidance misconceptions in the world spread by hatred and the only way out is to dig deep and learn the truthKim Sullivan is easily likeable and despite understanding her grief etc there were times where she was just so frustrating Nevertheless I haven’t ever been in her position so I’m also a bit conflicted about how much sympathy I should have for her and whether I should be feeling guilty about being frustrated of her not moving on Thankfully that’s not my job and all I had to do was cheer for the other characters when expressed their thoughts Journey’s End is a novel full of grief prejudice relationships and life while exploring the beauty of natural ecological systems It is an easy book to get into but it’s really a light chick lit sort of reading My warning to you Be prepared to be touched and get teary Thanks to Penguin Books Australia for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review

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