When Fiona meets Stuart at a conference, she isn't looking for a relationship, let alone the upheaval of falling in love with an intelligent, eco-friendly cotton farmer from Queensland. But that's exactly what happens, and Fiona moves from her comfortable Sydney life to Stuart's farm. Gradually, she begins to love her life on the land. But as Stuart struggles to balance environmental and commercial realities, she realises that farming isn't quite as simple as she first imagined. Ultimately, Fiona has to learn how to cope with the devastating impact of the drought that grips the countryside, and what it means for Stuart, the farm and their future together. Love in the Age of Drought is a delightful fish-out-of-water story about the city/rural culture clash overcome by the course of true love. It's also a moving tribute to country Australia's strength and capacity for renewal amid a drought that won't be broken.
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